YEMEN Press Agency

Defense Minister congratulates Syrian counterpart

SANAA, Aug. 19 (YPA) – Yemen’s Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammed Nasser al-Atefi, sent on Thursday a cable of congratulations to the Minister of Defense of the Syrian Arab Republic, General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub.

In the cable, al-Atefi congratulated Ayyoub on the occasion of his reappointment as Minister of Defense in the new Syrian government.

The minister al-Atefi stressed the importance of enhancing communication and cooperation between the two armies and the two brotherly peoples, expressing the solidarity of the Yemeni armed forces and their stand by the brothers in Syria against blatant foreign interference.

General al-Atefi commended the great struggle made by his Syrian counterpart, along with members of the various branches of the Syrian armed forces, in combating the countries of aggression and global arrogance.