Saudi Arabia to reopen embassy in Yemen |
Kuwait News Agency - 02 July, 2012
Saudi Arabia has said it would soon be reopening its embassy in Yemen after a two-month closure, according to Yemen's SABA news agency.
The matter was raised in a telephone call on Sunday, with Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi urging King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to make the decision and noting its importance to the needs of travellers to the neighbouring country, according to SABA.
Thousands await travel permits for religious Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage, labour and educational purposes, said the president.
Hadi went on to commend Saudi Arabia's "huge" ongoing support of his country.
The Saudi government closed its embassy in Sanaa after its consul was abducted by Al-Qaeda militants in Aden, with Riyadh having accused the Yemeni government of negligence on the case.