CAIRO: A protocol has been signed between the Egyptian Ministry of Defense and its Yemeni counterpart to enhance security cooperation to counter “terrorism” Youm7 reported Sunday.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Yemen’s Vice-President Khaled Bahah attended the signing of a number of agreements Sunday supporting mutual relations in various fields.
Moreover, Minister of International Cooperation Naglaa el-Ahawani and her Yemeni counterpart signed a number of agreements, including agreements on educational, health and media programs in 2015-2017.
Yemen has descended into a deteriorating security situation since Houthi militants took over most of the country, forcing Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee the Yemen in February.
On March 26, several Arab countries launched Saudi-led airstrikes against the Houthis after reconciliation talks brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council failed.
Egypt participated in the military coalition by sending air and naval troops, particularly near Bab al-Mandeb Strait, a strategic maritime waterway for the Suez Canal as it connects between the Arab gulf and the Red Sea.