After a prolonged delay, General Ahmed Ali Saleh, eldest to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and former Commander in Chief of the Republican Guards, was sworn in on Sunday as Yemen newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, President of the UAE attended the ceremony alongside other dignitaries such as Yemen Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi and Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Dr Ali Mansour bin Svaa.
Sheikh al-Nahyan was keen to stress on the importance of such an appointment in the light of the brotherly relations both nations are enjoying. He personally wished Ambassador Ahmed Ali Saleh good luck in his new position.
Ambassador Ahmed Saleh who will now depart for Abu Dhabi where he will serve his mandate is set to be a favored candidate for Yemen 2014 presidential elections. Sources have already confirmed that a great many number of politicians affiliated to the General People's Congress support his candidacy.
Earlier this year, Gen. Yehia Mohammed Saleh, the former Commander in Chief of the Central Security Forces and nephew to former President Saleh had already foretold that the Salehs would be back in 2014.
However, sources within the presidential palace have warned that President Hadi mandate would be extended well beyond 2014 as the country will fail to meet its deadlines: the drafting of a new constitution and the set up of new electoral roll.