Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef al-Hajraf has underlined the importance of the participation of international bodies and organizations in supporting development efforts and humanitarian aid in Yemen.
He made his remarks during a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday with World Bank Vice President for Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj.
Tania Meyer, World Bank Country Manager for Yemen, and Essam Abu Suleiman, World Bank Regional Director for the GCC attended the meeting.
Hajraf hailed the World Bank delegation’s participation in some of the activities of the intra-Yemeni consultations held at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat, from March 29 to April 7.
He underlined its role and contributions to supporting stability in Yemen and restoring peace, stressing the need to benefit from the talks to promote and advance the areas of development and humanitarian and social aid in the war-torn country.
Both sides discussed areas of bilateral cooperation through joint studies, research papers, and technical teams, in addition to the collective benefit to enhance development means and the flow of aid and financing to Yemen.