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UK Says to Continue Working with Saudi Arabia to Resolve Yemen Conflict

UK Says to Continue Working with Saudi Arabia to Resolve Yemen Conflict

Monday, 27 September, 2021 - 06:15
UK Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly. (Reuters file photo)

UK Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly stressed on Sunday that the conflict in Yemen “is of great concern and sadness for the United Kingdom.”


“We are constantly talking with all of our international partners to bring this conflict to an end,” he told the official Kuwait news agency (KUNA).


“Restoring security to this country will be the most important factor in stopping the spread of famine and disease,” he added.


He stressed that the UK will continue to work with its partners in the region, starting with Saudi Arabia, to help reach a peaceful solution to the conflict.


He called on the Iran-backed Houthi militias to seriously approach negotiations to end the fighting and end the suffering of the Yemeni people.


Moreover, Cleverly stressed that the UK was committed to the security of Kuwait and other Gulf countries.


The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to work with its Gulf partners to ensure the security, stability and prosperity of the region, he added.


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