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Yemen Govt Welcomes Biden’s Support for Diplomatic Efforts to Resolve its Crisis

Yemen Govt Welcomes Biden’s Support for Diplomatic Efforts to Resolve its Crisis

Friday, 5 February, 2021 - 06:00
A general view of the southern port city of Aden, Yemen January 22, 2018. (Reuters)

The legitimate Yemeni government welcomed on Thursday US President Joe Biden’s remarks on its country’s conflict and his underlining of the need to reach a diplomatic solution.

It hailed the appointment of diplomat Timothy Lenderking as the US special envoy for Yemen, deeming it a significant step as part of its efforts to support the Yemeni government and people as they attempt to end the conflict that was sparked by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

The government reiterated its commitment to working with its brothers in the Saudi-led Arab coalition and members of the international community to reach a political solution that leads to comprehensive and sustainable peace in Yemen.

The solution, it continued, must be based on the Gulf initiative, national dialogue outcomes and relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, specifically resolution 2216.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak said the government will work with Biden's administration to end the war.

“We will deal positively with the attitude of the new US administration, which wants to end the conflict in Yemen,” he told The Associated Press late Thursday.

“This has always been our goal since the war started, and we dealt positively with all UN initiatives in the past, but we are always faced with the intransigence of Houthi militias and Iran’s agenda in the region," he said.

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