Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik received today in the temporary capital of Aden, the European Union delegation and ambassadors of a number of European Union countries accredited to Yemen, in continuation of the European position in support of the government and the completion of the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, and welcoming the return of its president and members to Aden and carrying out its duties to face the existing challenges.
During the meeting, they discussed Yemeni-European relations and ways to develop them, emphasizing the importance of European support to Yemen at this stage, especially in the economic and humanitarian aspects, and assigning the government’s efforts to deal with it. the livelihood of the citizens.
The meeting reviewed the UN and international moves to support peace efforts, the European role in this aspect, and what corresponds to these efforts in the continued military escalation of the Houthi militia, especially in Marib, and the repeated targeting and humanitarian crimes against civilians and the displaced, and the positions required to confront Houthi intransigence, in line with the continued unity of the situation The international community regarding what is happening in Yemen and the importance of a political solution based on the three references.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister welcomed the delegation of the European Union and the ambassadors of a number of European countries accredited to Yemen in this visit to the temporary capital of Aden, which bears important connotations in providing support to the Yemeni government and people in these complex circumstances.. Noting that the government, under the directives of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Despite all challenges, it is working to remedy the dangerous political and economic situation, prevent its complete collapse, and complete the Riyadh Agreement track.
Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik briefed the mission and ambassadors of the European Union countries, on various developments and emerging challenges, foremost of which is the decline in the national currency exchange rates, the decline in purchasing power, the inflation of commodity prices, and the government’s priorities to deal with them according to an urgent path in the short term and the required regional and international support, on the way to start implementing a general plan. For economic stability, pointing to the urgent reforms taken by the government to stop the currency deterioration, boost revenues, rationalize expenditures, and maintain the cohesion of state institutions to accomplish these reforms, and the urgent economic support package that is required for that.
He said, “The economic file must be a priority in the work of our friends and partners at the regional and international levels. The approach to solving the humanitarian crisis is to address the economic crisis. Unfortunately, in the past period, the economy was not on the agenda of the international community, and we look forward in the short term to making government support a top priority.” To face challenges and save the status quo.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of the continued unity of the international stance towards what is happening in Yemen and the one that has existed since the coup against the legitimate authority in late 2014, which constitutes a guarantee to reach a solution to the Yemeni problem and preserves the enforcement of the popular and international will, the return of security and stability and the completion of the restoration of the state.. Pointing out that the escalation Al-Houthi’s continuous and Iranian instigation despite all the international and international calls for calm. It is wrong to read that it is to improve the negotiating position, but rather it is a comprehensive and continuous war by the Houthis to control all of Yemen, to abort any opportunity for the peace path and to challenge the popular and international will.
He explained that the behavior of the terrorist Houthi militia in committing violations and war crimes against civilians and displaced persons in Marib and others, and the repeated targeting of civilian objects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, puts the international community to the test of the seriousness of its approach to achieving comprehensive peace in Yemen by placing effective pressures and sanctions on the coup militia and its supporters in Tehran places the Yemeni government, the various political forces, and the coalition to support legitimacy before their responsibilities in defending the Yemeni people and confronting arrogance and Iran’s bloody project in Yemen. He said, “It is unfortunate that international calls and condemnations of what is happening in Marib so far are still unable to realize the scale and quantity of Houthi violations, Nor does it deal with the Houthis’ complete disregard for this type of muted condemnations that are not backed up by sanctions that are commensurate with the scale of the daily crimes and violations by the Houthi militia and the blatant interference of the Iranian regime.
The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation and confidence in the continued positions of the Union, European countries, and the international community in support of the government’s measures aimed at saving the economic and humanitarian situation, and facing the catastrophic deterioration in services such as electricity, water, health services, and education, and starting the path of support for reconstruction and development.. He affirmed the government’s commitment to direct its compass alongside its battle. In ending the Houthi coup and completing the restoration of the state, towards real and serious reform away from the obstacles and obstacles that prevented in the past from achieving reform in the financial and administrative aspects and fighting corruption.
In turn, the mission and ambassadors of the European Union countries and the Swedish envoy to Yemen confirmed that this visit is a clear expression of their support for the Yemeni government and people, and comes as an extension of the positions that welcome the return of the Prime Minister to the interim capital, Aden, and the concern for the success of the government’s work in facing challenges and completing the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement. Expressing their understanding of all the challenges presented by the Prime Minister, and that they will work to provide the necessary support to the government to help it.. Noting that this government represents national unity and its survival and presence in Aden is necessary.
They also stressed their keenness to go beyond providing humanitarian aid and finding real economic support to assist the government in its tasks, in parallel with continuing to support international and international efforts to bring peace to Yemen. They renewed their full support to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
They condemned the military escalation in Marib, and the need for the Houthis to stop this escalation and respond to the peace track.
The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, Dr. Ahmed bin Mubarak, the Civil Service and Insurances, Dr. Abdel Nasser Al-Wali, Public Health and Population, Dr. Qassem Buhaibah, and the head of the Executive Authority for Accommodating Donor Pledges and Supporting Reform Policies Dr. Afrah Al-Zouba and Assistant Director of the Prime Minister’s Office Ali Al-Nuaimi.
The EU delegation includes the acting head of the EU mission to Yemen, Ambassador Marion Lallis, the ambassadors of France, Jean-Marie Safa, Germany Herbert Jaeger, the Netherlands, Peter Derek Hof, and the Swedish envoy to Yemen Peter Semneby.