Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Ambassador to US, in a series of tweets today stated that the Hodeidah agreement will help in increasing access for aid to Yemen.
#KSA and the Arab Coalition strongly support the agreement announced in Sweden today. We commend @OSE_Yemen for all of his remarkable efforts. The agreement is a major step towards alleviating the humanitarian crisis and reaching a political solution.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) December 13, 2018
We commend @OSE_Yemen for his efforts to bring together the different parties to the Sweden talks. With a number of confidence building measures already in place, we hope to achieve tangible progress that will bring long lasting peace.
We hope that the Houthis accept a comprehensive political solution, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions, that serves the interests of Yemen and its people rather than working on behalf of the Iranian regime’s interests.
The agreement announced today will help bring back security to the region including the security of the Red Sea, a vital water way for international trade.
The Iran backed Houthis must not repeat their mistake of abandoning the political process, like they did with the outcomes of Yemeni national dialogue, Geneva, and the Kuwait talks, as the brotherly Yemeni people deserve a real opportunity at peace.
The Arab Coalition to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen was founded to protect the Yemeni people and end the war and the humanitarian crisis that started as a result of the Iranian-backed Houthi takeover of Yemen.
The legitimate government of Yemen supported the former UN envoy’s proposal of UN control over the port of Hodiedah. The Houthis refused, and only consistent military pressure by the Yemeni armed forces and the Arab coalition forced them to agree.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have contributed the most towards the 2018 UN humanitarian response plan and have provided a number of initiatives worth billions of dollars towards alleviating the suffering in Yemen. We remain committed to ending the humanitarian crisis to help Yemen rebuild.
We welcome every chance at peace, the transfer of injured Houthi fighters for medical treatment outside Yemen demonstrated the Arab Coalition’s commitment to the political peace process, and UN talks in Sweden led by @OSE_Yemen.