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Saudi FM Sees Progress on Yemen, Stresses Need to Reinstate Truce 

Saudi FM Sees Progress on Yemen, Stresses Need to Reinstate Truce 

Wednesday, 18 January, 2023 - 17:15
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 17, 2023. (AFP)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abduallah said on Wednesday progress was being made towards ending the Yemen war, but more work was needed, including reinstating a truce and transitioning to a permanent ceasefire. 


Prince Faisal said the conflict would only be resolved through a political settlement. 


He was speaking at a panel, “The Middle East: Meeting Point or Battleground?”, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. 


The United Nations envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, speaking on the same panel, said ending the war “will not be easy” and mistrust remains, but that serious steps have been taken recently. 


Prince Faisal added: “The Middle East has proven to be very much the meeting space of the world, in the intersection between the East and West.” 


“There’s a true spirit of cooperation building in the region, and it can be infectious and also help to resolve the still existing conflicts in the region and beyond,” he remarked. 


“We are focused on investing in our future, building our developmental path, and building a pathway to sustainable prosperity not just for the people of Saudi Arabia, but for the people of the region.”


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