UAE, Yemen ink security deal
The UAE and Yemen reportedly signed a security agreement providing for cooperation in the "fight against terror, organized crime and drug trafficking".
<i>WAM</i> news agency reported that the "memorandum of understanding on security cooperation and coordination" was inked by Emirati Interior Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahayan and his visiting Yemeni counterpart Rashad al-Alimi.
The pact "puts on paper what we have effectively been doing for many years," Sheikh Saif said.
The agreement provides for cooperation in "combating terrorism, organized crime and forgery of currency, and for mutual security assistance in fighting drug trafficking", <i>WAM</i> said. Under the pact, police and other security personnel will take part in joint training sessions.