Keith made a whirlwind visit to Yemen on the day that the Friends of Yemen Conference meeting took place in London on Thursday 7th March.
In his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, Keith also held meetings with the Minister for Health and the Minister for Education. The trip marked his first visit to Yemen since 2009.
At the meeting with President Hadi, Keith stressed the importance of the relationship between the UK and Yemen and the upcoming National Dialogue due to commence on the 18th March. They also discussed details of the Yemen Taskforce, a people-to-people initiative that will link institutions and organisations in the UK with Yemeni counterparts.
Keith also met with with a number of Yemeni Parliamentarians.
Keith said: “On the day the world’s powers met to discuss Yemen, it was appropriate to give a positive message to the President that the UK stands firmly behind him in his task to fight Al-Qaeda and rebuild the country.”