GCC Secretary General Affirms the GCC Keenness to Support the Restoration of Security, Peace and Stability in Yemen

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi, affirmed the Council’s keenness to support restoring security, peace and stability in Yemen.

His remarks came during his reception of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Republic of Yemen, Dr. Ahmed Bin Mubarak, today at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Riyadh.

The GCC Secretary General underlined the firm position of the Council regarding supporting the United-Nations-led efforts to end the Yemeni crisis through a political solution based on the three references represented by the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue conference, and Security Council Resolution 2216, in order to protect brotherly Yemen’s sovereignty and unity, its territorial integrity and independence.

Albudaiwi also shed light during the meeting on the issues discussed concerning the Yemeni file at the 32nd Arab Summit, which indicated the importance of pulling Yemen out of its crises, achieving peace and ensuring its unity and sovereignty, given that Yemen represents a strategic base and a factor of stability in the region.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the developments in the Republic of Yemen, the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman, and the existing contacts with all Yemeni parties to revive the political process to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable political solution in the country.

Albudaiwi praised the pioneering role of the GCC member states in helping the Yemeni people, highlighting the endeavours of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), which carried out several development projects out of its keenness to back the Yemeni government to provide a decent life for the brotherly Yemeni people.

The GCC Secretary General concluded his statement by expressing his appreciation for the efforts produced by the Yemeni government to promote stability, recovery and development in the liberated governorates, and to launch development projects in the liberated areas, hailing its adherence to renewing the humanitarian truce announced by the United Nations in Yemen.

Source: Saudi Press Agency