China News Service, January 18. According to Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on the 18th that the Yemeni Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi has nothing to do with South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to the UAE.

At present, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Data map: South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Photo courtesy of Blue House

  According to reports, on the 16th, Moon Jae-in held talks in Dubai with the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Houthis carried out a drone attack on Abu Dhabi the next day. Some believe that the move was related to the signing of the contract between the two countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied this.

  It is reported that the two sides have finalized the export of South Korea's "Tiangong 2" medium-range surface-to-air missile defense system to the United Arab Emirates.

  In addition, South Korea's foreign ministry strongly condemned the attack by Yemen's Houthis, saying that terrorist acts against ordinary people will never be tolerated.

The South Korean side expresses its deep concern over the terrorist attacks that threaten the peace and stability of the Middle East including the United Arab Emirates, and urges the Houthis to stop their attacks on civilian facilities.