US naval delegation in Cairo to discuss Yemeni crisis
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CAIRO: A U.S. military delegation arrived in Cairo Sunday evening to discuss the latest developments in Yemen, and their possible effect on maritime navigation in the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, DPA reported.

Deputy Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Rear Admiral James T. Loeblein is heading the delegation during the two-day visit to meet top Egyptian officials.

Official at the Cairo International Airport said the 60-member delegation that arrived from Abu Dhabi, and that talks will tackle bilateral cooperation between Egypt and the United States, and provide guarantees for international navigation in the southern Red Sea.

Sana’a witnessed clashes Jan. 19 between the U.S.-backed government army and Shiite Houthis near the presidential palace; Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi resigned Thursday.

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