Saudi Arabia Welcomes Progress in Yemen Peace Talks
December 14, 2018
An official source stated that The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the agreement reached in Sweden between the delegation of the legitimate government in Yemen and the Houthi delegation. The source stressed that the Kingdom, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, is committed to reaching a political solution in Yemen to ensure its security, stability and territorial integrity.
The source said that the Kingdom appreciates the role of the legitimate government in reaching this agreement, and appreciates the Kingdom of Sweden for hosting the negotiations. The source added that the Houthis should prioritize the interests of the Yemeni people in order to reach a comprehensive political solution based on Security Council Resolution 2216, the GCC initiative, and the outcomes of the Yemeni National Dialogue, as sought by coalition countries that regard them as references for a solution that will bring Yemen closer to stability and development.
The source stated that handing over the port of Hodeidah is an important step to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people, and ease the delivery of aid to those who are in need. The source concluded by reaffirming that the Kingdom will always stand alongside the Yemeni people.