The Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman praised the cohesion of the Yemeni government and its work despite difficult challenges in carrying out its duties and dealing with various complex files.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s full support for the government in carrying out its duties and responsibilities, and its rejection of any escalation that would obstruct the work of the government and state institutions or obstruct the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement … pointing out that the invitation extended by the Kingdom to the two parties of the Riyadh Agreement to meet and resolve any differences through dialogue is the only path to achieving the aspirations of the Yemeni people in Stability.
Prince Khalid bin Salman, during his meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdul-Malik, made it clear that the Kingdom will stand with Yemen and its people in order to overcome the crisis and reach a fair peace agreement that preserves the state, protects the rights of Yemenis, and prepares Yemen to start in the field of development and stability.
He pointed out that the Kingdom, in its desire to resolve the Yemeni crisis, presented an initiative to resume the political track, an initiative based on the foundations agreed upon according to the three references … and pointed out that the first tools to end human suffering are the ceasefire and the transition to the peace path.
The Saudi Deputy Defense Minister expressed his thanks to the Yemeni government for its swift and positive response to the initiative, and indicated that they support the efforts of the international envoy and the American envoy to Yemen, and are waiting for the Houthi coup militia to respond to the voice of reason and stop its escalation and its futile war against the Yemeni people.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Maeen Abdul-Malik, reviewed with the Kingdom’s Deputy Minister of Defense the joint cooperation relations, the latest developments in the national arena in various fields, including the progress of implementing the Riyadh Agreement, and the Saudi support provided to the government to fulfill its inevitable and necessary obligations.
The meeting, which was held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, discussed the mechanisms of developing the areas of support provided to Yemen in the developmental aspects and improving basic services, in the immediate and medium terms, in accordance with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman. The suffering of the Yemeni people.
The two sides stressed the importance of identifying priorities for economic and development support to the Yemeni government in the immediate and medium terms, including reconstruction and the efforts of the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, and stressed the continuation of completing the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement and building on the positive aspects that have been accomplished during the last period, and resolving any differences Through dialogue, and not accepting any escalation targeting stability and security in the liberated areas.
The two sides also stressed that the peace initiative presented by the Kingdom to bring peace to Yemen represents an important path to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, and the importance of the international community playing its role and responsibilities in pressuring the Houthi militia and its supporters in Tehran to yield to peace.
The Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia briefed on the general situation in various political, military, security, economic and service aspects, and the efforts made by the government since its formation and commencing its work in the temporary capital of Aden in terms of efforts to deal with the existing challenges, and the aspects of support required to fulfill its obligations and the reliable role, especially in supporting brothers in The Kingdom … appreciating the recently announced Saudi support by providing a grant of oil derivatives to the electricity sector in the liberated provinces, and the positive effect of this support in alleviating the suffering of citizens.
Dr. Maeen Abdul-Malik emphasized that the continued Saudi support for the Yemeni government and people at this stage is essential and pivotal to overcome the current challenges and achieve common aspirations in preserving the security and stability of Yemen within its Arab and Gulf surroundings, pointing out that the government is committed to the peace path, and said that “the Saudi initiative is an extension. The fraternal role of the Kingdom in supporting the stability and security of Yemen and the region, and its keenness to bring peace and end the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the government, under the direction of the President of the Republic, is determined to continue to achieve its goals by activating state institutions and achieving stability and economic recovery in parallel with the fateful battle to complete the end of the Houthi coup and restore the state, stressing that activating the integrity and combating corruption system comes at the forefront of its general program project and will not Refrain from undertaking any reforms aimed at overcoming imbalances, whether in financial or administrative aspects, expressing his aspiration to support brothers and friends of the government in these steps.