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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen

On Thursday, August 1, President Obama will host Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi at the White House.  The visit will highlight the strength of the U.S.-Yemeni relationship and underscore the United States' ongoing support for Yemen's political transition.  The President looks forward to discussing with President Hadi U.S. efforts to enhance democratic governance and support economic development in Yemen, further strengthen our counter-terrorism partnership, and enable the return of Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay who have been designated for transfer.