Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia October 12-18. During his trip, the Under Secretary will meet with senior government officials from both countries, as well as with the President of the Government of the Republic of Yemen, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. He will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including the conflict in Yemen. The Under Secretary will emphasize the United States’ continued support for the United Nations-led political process and underscore that a political solution is the only path to a peaceful, prosperous, stable, and unified Yemen. He will also discuss ways to counter the Iranian regime’s continued destabilizing activities.