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Saudi Cabinet Welcomes UN Efforts in Yemen Truce

Saudi Cabinet Welcomes UN Efforts in Yemen Truce

Thursday, 7 April, 2022 - 08:45
King Salman chairing the meeting of ministers (SPA)

The Saudi Cabinet voiced its appreciation of the efforts exerted by United Nations and its Special Envoy Hans Grundberg to reach a truce in Yemen and a comprehensive cessation of military operations inside the war-torn nation and on its borders.

UN efforts align with Saudi Arabia's initiative to end the Yemeni crisis and lift the human suffering of the Yemeni people.

The Cabinet expressed its hope that these efforts will contribute to reaching a political settlement at the intra-Yemeni consultations held under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The Cabinet’s remarks came during a session held on Tuesday evening at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The Cabinet reviewed several reports on the developments of situations in various arenas, citing the international efforts exerted towards them, to maintain security, peace and stability of the region and the world at large.

Moreover, the Cabinet appreciated the security efforts targeting terrorist organizations and their affiliates, financiers and facilitators, citing the contribution of the Presidency of State Security in a unilateral and coordinated manner with the US, represented by the Treasury and the Office of Foreign Assets Control, in classifying 25 names and entities involved in facilitating the financing operations of the Houthi militia, who operate with the support of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, an international network arm aimed at destabilizing Yemen.

At the start of the Cabinet’s session, King Salman uttered praise and thanks to Allah Almighty for all the blessings provided for Muslims, including observing the current holy month of Ramadan, and those provided for this blessed country including the honor of serving the Two Holy Mosques and taking care of pilgrims and Umrah performers.

King Salman also blessed the great success that Saudi Arabia achieved in confronting the pandemic of coronavirus and resisting its effects, an achievement that contributed to the restoration of exploiting the full capacity of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, after lifting the precautionary and preventive measures of the pandemic.

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