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Alimi Returns to Aden, Thanks Coalition, Donor Countries

Alimi Returns to Aden, Thanks Coalition, Donor Countries

Sunday, 29 January, 2023 - 07:45
The Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad al-Alimi, upon arriving in Aden (Saba)

The Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad al-Alimi, affirmed the keenness of the Council and the government to fulfill their declared pledges to Yemenis.

Alimi arrived in Aden on Saturday, coming from Riyadh.

Alimi told Saba News Agency that the government aimed to increase Yemen's presence in the regional and international arenas, noting that this year will witness the opening of several projects, with the support of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

He expressed great gratitude to the coalition countries, friends, and international donors who always respond to emergency support programs to alleviate human suffering caused by the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

In addition, the President affirmed the Council and the government's commitment to a comprehensive and sustainable peace approach based on the references agreed upon nationally, regionally, and internationally.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak discussed boosting bilateral relations with the US ambassador to Yemen, Steven Fagin.

The meeting addressed recent developments and efforts to establish peace in Yemen.

Bin Mubarak affirmed the Yemeni government's commitment to establishing a comprehensive and just peace that guarantees an end to the suffering caused by the war waged by the terrorist Houthi militia.

He stressed that the only obstacle to establishing peace in Yemen is the intransigence of the militias, who refuse to fulfill their obligations to achieve a comprehensive and just peace.

The Minister pointed out that these terrorist militias' affiliation with the Iranian regime threatens stability in Yemen and represents a threat to all regional countries and international peace and security.

Bin Mubarak also touched on the importance of supporting the Yemeni government and strengthening cooperation programs between Yemen and the US, especially in the economic, development, and security fields, noting that it would enable the government to face the challenges caused by the ongoing Houthi aggression.

He stressed that the government's support would reflect positively on improving services provided to citizens and contribute to alleviating their suffering.

For his part, Fagin reviewed the US support to Yemen, stressing that the embassy attaches particular importance to supporting humanitarian work.

The Ambassador asserted that the US supports the Yemeni government in achieving economic stability, reiterating Washington's position in support of the Presidential Leadership Council.

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