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Yemeni PLC Concludes Regional Tour for Gathering Support in Doha

Yemeni PLC Concludes Regional Tour for Gathering Support in Doha

Saturday, 18 June, 2022 - 07:30
Emir Sheikh Tamim holds talks with Al-Alimi and the accompanying delegation in Doha on Thursday. (QNA)

Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) concluded a regional tour that took it to each of Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar to attract economic and political support.


The President of the PLC on Wednesday arrived in the Qatari capital, Doha, the last stop on his trip.


Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi held an extensive meeting with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, in the presence of PLC members Sultan Al-Arada, Abdullah Al-Alimi and Othman Majali.


Qatar has voiced its support for the existing political consensus within the PLC, its economic and service reforms, and alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people.


Al-Alimi presented developments and the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the international community to bring peace and stability to Yemen, amid continued intransigence on the part of the Iran-backed Houthi militias.


He spoke "about the reforms led by the PLC in the economic, service, living and security fields."


Al-Alimi also met with the Qatari prime minister and minister of interior.


The Yemeni delegation asked Doha for support in several sectors, such as labor, air transport, and health.


Qatari PM Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani reiterated his country’s support for Yemen.


He pointed out that the Qatari government “will work, under Emiri directives, to activate all agreements and understandings signed between the two countries, and to resume the activities of charitable funds and organizations in Yemen.”


The PLC’s mobilization to find economic and political support from Gulf and Arab countries came at a time when UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg is waiting on Houthi militias to respond to his proposal to end the siege of Taiz and open roads between the Yemeni governorates at the lines of contact.


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