Yemeni Government Welcomes Saudi Peace Efforts in Yemen

FILE PHOTO: Students use paper sheets to shelter from the sun while waiting for the opening of a new school on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen September 2, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Students use paper sheets to shelter from the sun while waiting for the opening of a new school on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen September 2, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo
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Yemeni Government Welcomes Saudi Peace Efforts in Yemen

FILE PHOTO: Students use paper sheets to shelter from the sun while waiting for the opening of a new school on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen September 2, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Students use paper sheets to shelter from the sun while waiting for the opening of a new school on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen September 2, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

The Yemeni government welcomed on Friday the efforts being exerted by Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UN and the international community to resolve the country’s crisis and alleviate the suffering of its people.

In a statement, the Yemeni government reiterated that it welcomes all initiatives aimed at bringing about comprehensive peace, in accordance with the three terms of reference, the Gulf initiative, its executive mechanism, outcomes of the national dialogue and relevant UN resolutions, in a way that ensures an end to the Houthi coup and brings stability to Yemen.

A Houthi delegation was on Friday set to carry out negotiations in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom wanted to resume its and Oman's efforts to "reach a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen and a sustainable political solution acceptable to all Yemeni parties," the Saudi Press Agency said.



Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia expressed its deep concern on Sunday over the latest military escalation in Yemen after the Israeli attacks in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
The statement stressed that these developments "exacerbate the current tension in the region”.
In a statement on X platform, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Ministry is following with great concern the military escalation in Yemen following the Israeli attacks that targeted Hodeidah province on Saturday, July 20, 2024,” emphasizing that “these developments aggravate the current tension in the region and undermine ongoing efforts to end the war in Gaza”.
The ministry also called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to distance the region and its people from the dangers of war. It also called on the international community and active influential parties to fulfill their responsibilities to end conflicts in the region.
Moreover, the ministry affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continued efforts to end the war on Gaza and affirmed its continuous support for peace efforts in Yemen to spare its people more suffering and achieve security and peace in the region.
On Sunday, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, affirmed that Saudi Arabia has no relation to or participation in the targeting of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. 
He emphasized in a statement posted on the ministry's X platform account that Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be violated from any direction.