Resolution to the Conflict in Yemen
The Saudi-led Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen launched the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), an expanded relief program that addresses the humanitarian situation in the immediate and long-term, one month ago today and the results are already tangible. The Saudi-led Coalition, in partnership with UN agencies, continues to prioritize the welfare of the Yemeni people in its efforts to restore peace and stability to Yemen.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment's submission on bankruptcy legislation. The awaited Bankruptcy Law is the latest in structural developments in the Kingdom's business legal framework and is part of the overall reform efforts, under Vision 2030, to further facilitate a healthy business environment that encourages participation by foreign and domestic investors, as well as, local small and medium enterprises.
The Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, issued a statement on February 12, 2018, welcoming the $1 billion aid pledge by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support the humanitarian efforts in Yemen, and their commitment to raise an additional $500 million from donors in the region.
The Spokesperson for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, began by commemorating the international day against the use of child soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, and condemning the forced conscription of children by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.
On February 5, 2018, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the Coalition Spokesperson, along with Ambassador Mohammed Al Jabir, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen, and Minster Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik, the Yemeni Minister of Public Works; addressed developments in aid delivery under the auspices of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) at a press conference. The YCHO will deliver four cranes to three Yemeni ports – Mokha (2), Aden (1), and Mukalla (1), a step that will help aid delivery across Yemen and its interior, as well as, stimulate Yemen’s economy.
Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesperson for the Coalition supporting the legitimate Yemeni government, stated that today, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:23 A.M. this morning Riyadh time, the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted another ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias from the Sa’adah Governate in Yemen into the Kingdom.
Colonel Al-Maliki stated that the missile was targeting the city of Khamis Mushait, in the southwestern part of the Kingdom, and was deliberately launched towards civilian populated areas.
During a session titled Building Saudi Arabia’s Future Economy, the Kingdom’s Minister of Economy and Planning, Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi, and Princess Reema bint Bandar, President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports took to the stage to discuss the implementation of Vision 2030 and the vast changes happening within Saudi Arabia- not just economically but socially as well.
On Wednesday, January 24, the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) Support Center announced at a press conference the establishment of a $5 million grant to rebuild a central, north-south road from the Port of Aden into the interior of Yemen, linking major Yemeni cities and connecting Aden and Sana'a. The bilateral cooperation agreement was jointly announced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Yemen, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Jabir and the Yemeni Minister of Public Works, Dr. Abdelmalek Saeed, who were the signatories to the agreement.
The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced today the launch of the new Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), an expanded relief program that commits billions of dollars in aid and support for the humanitarian response to the conflict in Yemen. The YCHO’s objectives are to improve the Yemeni humanitarian situation by addressing immediate aid shortfalls while simultaneously building capacity for long-term improvement of humanitarian aid and commercial goods imports to Yemen. The plan is specifically designed to address the needs of Yemenis in all regions.