Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman asserted the Kingdom’s “aspiration for reaching a comprehensive political resolution to the crisis” in Yemen.
Prince Khalid met with the US Special Envoy for Yemen, Timothy Lenderking, in Washington to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.
Prince Khalid said on his Twitter account that he “affirmed to him [Lenderking] the Saudi-led Coalition’s backing of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and its supporting entities, and our aspirations for reaching a comprehensive political resolution to the crisis that will lead Yemen into peace and prosperity.”
He reiterated to the US envoy that “although the momentum of the truce remains high,” the United Nations and the international community should pressure the Houthis into reopening the roads of Taiz, deposit revenues of the Hodeidah port, and engage with peace proposals.
Meanwhile, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammad Al Jaber, said on Twitter that he accompanied the Deputy Defense Minister during his visit to Washington and met Lenderking.
Al Jaber stated that they discussed advancing humanitarian efforts in Yemen, namely Houthis’ reopening of Taiz crossings and depositing the revenues at the Central Bank to pay the salaries of civilians.