Rabat - Yemen expressed its gratitude toward Morocco and King Mohammed VI for having participated in the Saudi-led coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels, by placing giant street billboards in Aden.
Rabat – Yemen expressed its gratitude toward Morocco and King Mohammed VI for having participated in the Saudi-led coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels, by placing giant street billboards in Aden.
The billboards, which are visible all across the Yemeni city, include portraits of Morocco’s King, the Moroccan flag and a message in Arabic that reads, “Thanks to Morocco”, a Yemeni website reported.
According to the same source, the campaign was launched by non-governmental organization (NGO) close to Yemeni President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi.
“We want to thank Morocco for its participation in operation ‘Decisive Storm’ of the Arab coalition against the Shiite Houthi rebels, and for giving hope to our country and affirmed its legitimacy,” Director of the NGO, Feras Al Yafai said.
Last March, Rabat declared “total solidarity with Saudi Arabia” and “support to preserve the legitimacy in Yemen,” according to a statement by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“In response to a request by Yemeni legitimate President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi and based on support to the legitimacy in Yemen and solidarity with its champions, as well as steady commitment to the defense of the security of the sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Holy Mosques and other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council with whom Morocco is linked by multi-dimension strategic partnership, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to bring all forms of support and backing to the coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen, in its political, intelligence, logistic and military dimensions”, the statement read.
Morocco participate in the airstrikes against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels by deploying six fighter jets.
Last March, the Saudis reportedly deployed 150,000 soldiers, 100 fighter jets and navy units in Yemen after the Yemeni government called on the Gulf countries to intervene to restore legitimacy in the country.