Yemen’s legitimate government reiterated on Friday its call on the international community to provide it with political and economic support.
Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Awad bin Mubarak met on Friday with Director of the Middle East and North Africa of German Foreign Office Dr. Tobias Tunkel to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.
They addressed the efforts to end the war "caused by the Houthi aggression against the Yemeni people," the FM was quoted as saying by the state news agency Saba.
He underscored the need to provide the suitable conditions to achieve peace and support the legitimate government.
The officials tackled Iran’s obstructive role in Yemen and "the need for the Houthi militias to end their affiliations with it so that security and stability can be restored in the country."
Tunkel stressed Germany’s support to peace efforts in Yemen, saying it "stands by the country’s unity and territorial integrity."
Meanwhile, the government intensified efforts to combat the smuggling of Iranian weapons to the Houthis.
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik met with the central bank governor, defense minister, commander of the second military zone, customs officials and others to address the smuggling.
The PM hailed the concerned authorities on their efforts and ordered that rewards be offered to the border employees and soldiers who seized the latest smuggled shipment.
He ordered that a mechanism be put in place to encourage employees and offer rewards for busting smuggling attempts.
The gatherers announced that more measures to combat the smuggling will be introduced.