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GCC Praises Saudi Arabia's Efforts in Yemen

GCC Praises Saudi Arabia's Efforts in Yemen

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - 05:30
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was founded in 1981. Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Naif Al Hajraf has praised the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Yemen which resulted in accelerating and activating the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

Hajraf also confirmed GCC’s keenness to restore security and stability in Yemen and its return as an active member in the Gulf and Arab arenas.

He affirmed the Council’s support for the United Nations efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis in accordance with the GCC initiative and its mechanisms, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue and the Security Council Resolution No. 2216.

In a phone call with Yemeni Premier Maeen Abdulmalik, Hajraf hailed the Saudi efforts aimed at implementing the Riyadh Agreement and expressed his wishes to cope with current difficulties to alleviate Yemenis' suffering and help them reach the stability they pursue.

Yemen's PM said everyone is determined to apply the recently reached mechanism, to accelerate the Riyadh Agreement implementation, that has already started with his mandate and the appointment of Aden governor and the police director in preparation for the next steps.

He further lauded the great efforts and unlimited support provided by Saudi Arabia in Yemen's decisively existential battle to maintain its Arab identity and abort the Iranian project assumed by the Houthi group.

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