Saudi Arabia confirms support for political solution efforts in Yemen

May 10, 2019
Saudi Deputy Defense Minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, met today with Martin Griffith, UN Secretary-General’s envoy to Yemen, to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.
 
 
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that during the meeting Saudi Arabia insisted and confirmed its support for the United Nations efforts to reach a political solution in Yemen and its keenness to provide support and assistance to the Yemeni brothers And to renew the kingdom’s position towards the support of Yemen and its people and its efforts and commitment in support
of legitimacy to ensure the return of security and stability to Yemen and the preservation of its sovereignty and unity and to pay tribute to the outstanding humanitarian support provided by Saudi Arabia.
 
 
The two sides also discussed the latest developments for peace, the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, as well as the actions of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to stop peace efforts in Yemen.
 
 
In the meantime, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi refused to meet Griffith and assigned the task to his deputy because the envoy continued to overlook the practices of the Houthi militia and hindered the implementation of the Swedish agreements. According to government sources, President Hadi apologized for meeting with the international envoy in Riyadh because of his dissatisfaction with his performance and his continued coverage of the violations of Huthi’s militia and its disavowal of the implementation of the Swedish agreements. In the preamble, the redeployment agreement from the ports and the city of Hodeidah.
 
 
The sources pointed out that Hadi referred to Griffith on his deputy General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, who told him the resentment of the legitimacy of his performance and assured him that patience to delay the militia and hindered implementation of the agreement will not be long and may end soon.
 
 
The Yemeni Vice President urged the UN envoy on the need to complete the case of abductees and prisoners during the month of Ramadan and stressed that the continuation of the Huthi militia intransigence and evasion in the implementation of the case of the kidnapped and prisoners, which is purely
the humanitarian case has nothing to do with other accounts put by these the militia.
 
Al-Ahmar reminded the international envoy of the concessions made by the legitimate government in the interest of peace and facilitated the arrival of the World Food Program to the Red Sea Mills to transport the quantities of wheat stored there, with no implementation of the Houthis any initiative that will prove their good will and concern for the Yemeni people. Al-Ahmar referred to
President Hadi’s message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and his appeal to the Houthis to release all those abducted.
 

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