Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf underlined the GCC’s firm position in support of Yemen’s legitimacy and the need to end the crisis through a political solution based on the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the national dialogue conference and UN Security Council Resolution 2216.
Al-Hajraf’s comments came during his meeting with Yemeni Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak on Friday in Bahrain, on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the Manama Dialogue.
Al-Hajraf affirmed the GCC states’ keenness to restore security and stability in Yemen, and the Council’s support for the efforts of the United Nations aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the three references.
In the same context, official Yemeni sources quoted Bin Mubarak as saying that he reviewed with Al-Hajraf the developments in Yemen, and the Houthi militias’ ongoing aggression on Marib and their violations in Hodeidah.
The Yemeni minister pointed to the “insurgents’ exploitation of peace initiatives to maintain their aggression against the Yemeni people, including their flagrant violation of the Stockholm Agreement, which the militias used for three years to achieve their expansionist plans by opening other fighting fronts such as Marib, Al Bayda, Al Dhale and Jawf, and to carry out operations that threaten the security of international navigation at the entrance to the Red Sea.”
Saba news agency added that the Yemeni Foreign minister renewed his government’s commitment to “implementing the Riyadh Agreement and unifying efforts to confront the Houthi threat, achieve economic stability, normalize security conditions and alleviate people’s suffering.”