US welcomes Riyadh Agreement on Yemen

WASHINGTON, The US State Department welcomed on Wednesday the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the Yemeni Government and the Southern Transitional Council, urging the parties “to adhere to the agreement’s implementation.” The Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement, “We are hopeful that with this agreement, all parties will work together to end the conflict and to achieve the peace and stability that Yemen’s people deserve.” “We thank Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the government of Saudi Arabia, (Yemeni) President Hadi and his government, and the government of the United Arab Emirates for facilitating this pivotal agreement, which will support UN-led efforts toward a comprehensive political settlement,” the statement noted.

It affirmed that the Yemeni Government and Southern Transitional Council “demonstrated the spirit of compromise needed from all sides to reach a lasting solution.” “We will continue to work with our international partners to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen,” the statement concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency