Dubai: Hundreds of people in Yemen’s remote island of Socotra have gone out in the island’s capital to express their support to the UAE military and humanitarian presence on the island.

Raising the Emirati flag and pictures of UAE rulers, residents chanted slogans and carried banners praising the UAE role in securing the island by training local forces, building hospitals and housing units and distributing humanitarian aid, the Yemeni Yafae News website reported.

Meanwhile, in response to some media reports, UAE Minister of State Dr Anwar Gargash tweeted: “Some have recently remembered Socotra Island to challenge the Arab coalition and the UAE. We have historical relations with the families and people of Socotra.

Despite the Yemeni ordeal caused by Al Houthis, we will continue to support Yemen’s stability, health, education and living standards.”