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Arabs, Int’l Community Welcome Saudi Initiative to End Yemen Crisis

Arabs, Int’l Community Welcome Saudi Initiative to End Yemen Crisis

Monday, 22 March, 2021 - 18:15
The Saudi foreign minister declared the initiative during a press conference in Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Several countries and international organizations welcomed on Monday Saudi Arabia’s initiative to end the Yemeni crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution.


The United Nations welcomed the peace initiative, which aligns with the world body’s own efforts, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said.


Kuwait welcomed the initiative, calling on Yemeni parties to fully adhere to it to reach the desired political solution according to the three agreed terms of reference.


The foreign ministry also urged the international community to support the proposal and launch a political process that ends the conflict in Yemen in a way that preserves its security and stability.


Bahrain expressed full support for the initiative, highlighting the essential role played by Saudi Arabia in maintaining regional security, peace and stability, and protecting global interests in the region.


It called on the international community to support the initiative and launch a political process that ends the war in order to restore peace and security to Yemen.


Egypt welcomed the initiative, hailing Saudi Arabia’s efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement in Yemen that ends its political and humanitarian crisis, works to give priority to the interests of the Yemeni people and paves way for the resumption of the political process.


It urged all Yemeni parties to respond to the initiative to the best interest of the Yemeni people.


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the initiative, stressing the Kingdom's continuous keenness on the security, stability of Yemen and the region.


It called on all parties to accept the initiative to stop the bloodshed in Yemen, tackle the humanitarian and economic situation and prioritize the interests of the Yemeni people.


Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef al-Hajraf welcomed the Saudi initiative, expressing support for starting political consultations among Yemeni parties to reach a comprehensive political solution, according to the GCC Initiative, national dialogue and UN Security Council resolution 2216.


Al-Hajraf emphasized that the initiative reflects the great keenness and the sincere willingness to end the Yemeni crisis, following years of war due to the Houthi militias’ coup against the state.


He called on all Yemeni parties to accept the initiative to overcome the existing hurdles and prioritize the interests of the people.


Al-Hajraf underscored the Kingdom’s efforts to support Yemeni security and stability, while praising the positive role of Oman to end the crisis.


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