The former fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi has signed an agreement with the UAE according to which the UAE can have access to the natural resources of Socotra islands for 100 years, informed sources said.
The newly signed agreement allows the Emirati government to invest in Socotra islands and turn the islands into a tourism hub.
According to the agreement, the Northern part of Yemen will remain under Saudi Arabia’s control while the UAE will take charge of Eastern Yemen.
“Signing the agreement between Mansour Hadi and the UAE has been planned by the US to help that country achieve its increasing objectives in Yemen,” the Yemeni sources added.
Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean; the largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95 percent of the landmass of the archipelago. Socotra is located between the continents of Asia and Africa.
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