Japan welcomes Yemen’s power-sharing deal

TOKYO, Japan on Thursday welcomed recent signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the government of Yemen and the South Transitional Council, saying it is an important step toward the stability in Yemen.

“Japan hopes that all stakeholders will steadily implement the agreement and that it will lead to an early settlement of conflicts in Yemen,” Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Masato Ohtaka said in a statement.

“Japan also applauds the mediation effort by the government of Saudi Arabia which played an important role in achieving the agreement,” said Ohtaka.

On Tuesday, the Yemeni government signed a deal with separatists, which stipulated a new power-sharing government will operate from the southern port city of Aden.

“Japan has engaged in humanitarian assistance for Yemen and remains committed to continuously contributing to the region in cooperation with countries concerned so as to maintain and reinforce the peace and stability in the Middle East,” the spokesman added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency