The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, said that the American decision to include the Houthi group on the list of terrorism is the beginning to correct the course of dealing with these militias in the service of peace.
He added, during a video call, with the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, that what we are suffering today from a humanitarian crisis is a result of the intransigence of the Houthi militias, which have not faced any international pressure for six years pushing them to abandon the approach of violence and terrorism and engage in peace.
Bin Mubarak reviewed government efforts to mitigate any potential impacts on the humanitarian situation, and the government’s keenness to ensure that humanitarian and relief work is not harmed and citizens are not harmed.
Pointing out that a higher ministerial committee was formed under the chairmanship of the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation to set up appropriate mechanisms to facilitate humanitarian work and ensure mitigation of any potential impacts.
Pointing out that a small technical team has been assigned to communicate with the American side in this regard, noting that the Yemeni government will remain an active partner in the peace efforts led by the United Nations.
In turn, the UN envoy renewed his support for the government’s efforts to face economic challenges, provide financial resources and maintain the stability of the national currency.
Stressing his confidence in the support of the international community for these efforts, he reiterated that his office would continue efforts aimed at achieving progress in the political track in order to achieve the desired peace.