Yemeni government requests new road map for peace

Yemeni foreign minister and head of the government’s peace talks delegation, Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi, met on Saturday in Riyadh with UN Special Envoy for Yemen (pictured). (File photo: AFP)

Yemeni foreign minister and head of the government’s peace talks delegation, Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi, met on Saturday in Riyadh with UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

During the meeting, Mekhlafi explained that the government is expecting the UN envoy to provide a new road map to achieve peace.

Mekhlafi stressed that the implementation of Security Council resolution 2216 (emphasizing the need for a peaceful, orderly, inclusive and Yemeni-led transition process) is the only viable option to save the Yemeni people from the ravages of war. All opposition militias should abide by this resolution, he said.

He also reiterated the government’s keenness on peace and harmony to get Yemen out of strife and push the legitimate authorities towards dealing positively with all international efforts aimed at achieving peace and implementing international resolutions.

Meanwhile, the US State Department announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Saudi capital on Sunday to hold talks with Saudi leaders on several topics in the Middle East.

Mark Toner, assistant spokesman for the ministry said that Kerry will discuss during his visit, regional developments, including the situation in Yemen and the efforts of his counterparts to resolve the crisis on a political level.

Meanwhile, the Houthi militia delegation visited the Russian capital Moscow this week, the second international visit after China within two weeks. The delegation is looking for an international recognition for a rebel government headquartered in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

But Russia had announced earlier that it supports the legitimate government of Yemen.

This article is also available in Arabic.
 

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