UN chief expresses gratitude for Yemen aid in call with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman walks into a room with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (File photo: Reuters)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed gratitude toward Saudi Arabia for providing a $500 mln humanitarian aid to Yemen during a phone call on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The Secretary General of the United Nations expressed his deep gratitude for the Kingdom's announcement of providing humanitarian support to Yemen in the amount of $500 million US dollar, expressing his thanks to the Kingdom for its efforts in achieving advanced results and the reaching of the Yemeni parties to the desired peace, highly appreciating the great efforts of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in this regard,” according to a statement regarding the call carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

Guterres also spoke to the Crown Prince on the Kingdom’s efforts in leading the Group of 20 (G20) countries this year, pointing toward the “initiatives it had presented in the framework of international efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.”

The Arab Coalition announced last Wednesday a comprehensive nationwide ceasefire in Yemen for two weeks as part of the efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Last Update: Thursday, 12 November 2020 KSA 15:28 - GMT 12:28
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