Yemeni President Hadi arrives in Egypt to attend Arab League summit

Ahmed Eleiba , Friday 27 Mar 2015

President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrives in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh from Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab League summit after Houthi rebels took over the southern Yemeni city of Aden

File photos: Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (Photo: Reuters)

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday to attend the Arab League summit, a few days after a Saudi-led regional coalition launched air strikes against the Houthi rebels that have taken control of large parts of Yemen.

Hadi flew to Sharm from Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh, where he fled on Thursday after the Saudi air strikes began.

"Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi at the Sharm El-Sheikh international airport after he arrived from Riyadh," said the official Twitter account of El-Sisi. 

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia and regional allies carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebel sites in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, after Houthi fighters on Wednesday stormed the southern coastal city of Aden.

Egypt announced on Thursday that it will deploy navy and air forces to participate in the operation.

Sudan and Jordan have also confirmed that they will join Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in the Saudi-led military coalition, while Saudi Arabia has said that Pakistan and Morocco will also join.

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