Abdullah bin Zayed Takes Part in Quartet on Yemen in Warsaw

February 15, 2019

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States, in Warsaw in order to talk about the situation in Yemen.
The Ministers renewed their pledge to an all-inclusive political solution to the clash in Yemen and the signing of the pact that was reached in Sweden by the Yemeni parties in December 2018. The Ministers also accepted the adoption of UNSCR 2451 and UNSCR 2452, which backs the enforcement of these accords and based on the political framework set out in UNSCR 2216, the Gulf Co-operation Council Initiative and the National Dialogue Conference outcomes. In this respect, the Ministers echoed their full support for the determined attempts of the UN Special Envoy.

The Ministers urged the Yemeni parties to quickly and fully enforce the accord that was reached in Stockholm in 2018 December for the well-being of the Yemeni people. The Ministers also appreciated the introductory accord reached on the movement of forces in Hodeidah by the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and asked the Houthi rebels and the Government of Yemen to affirm their acknowledgement to the plan and to work immediately with the RCC and the UN Mission to back the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) to enforce the mutual re-stationing of forces from the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa in conformity with their responsibilities.

The Ministers emphasized that there should be no further postponement scheme in terms of enforcement of the Hodeidah Agreement. The Ministers admitted to supervise the situation, look closely and meet again if there are any further deferments.

The Ministers requested the Yemeni parties in their areas of control, especially the Houthis who still manage the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Isa, to guarantee the security and safety of UNMHA personnel, and to assist the unobstructed and swift movement into and within Yemen of personnel, equipment, provisions and essential supplies in conformity with UNSCR 2452. The Ministers showed concern about the bureaucratic impediments that are in place by the Houthis which are obstructing UNMHA’s crucial work.

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