Today, Thursday, Vice President of the Republic, Lieutenant-General Ali Mohsen Saleh, discussed with the Swedish Special Envoy to Yemen Peter Semneby, developments on the national arena and bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.
During the meeting, the Vice President of the Republic praised the role of the Kingdom of Sweden in support of Yemen and efforts to establish peace in our country, reiterating the support for the international efforts aimed at establishing lasting peace based on the three references.
In the meeting, the Vice President touched on the adverse results produced by the Stockholm Agreement after the Houthis repudiated it with the support of Iran and emptied it of its content and even exploited it as a protection card for them and an opportunity to mobilize and escalate towards other regions and commit various crimes and actions threatening the security of Yemen and the region, noting at the same time that in return for This procrastination of the Houthis, the international community did not abide by its role in supervising and controlling the implementation of the agreement to be a correct step towards lasting peace, as all the Yemeni people had hoped.
The Vice-President indicated that the brutal siege and deprivation of the most basic necessities of life are being subjected to the Abdiya district in the Marib governorate, exposing more than 35,000 civilians to the threat of genocide, and the escalation of ballistic missiles and drones that other Yemeni cities and regions in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are subjected to. The results of the Stockholm Agreement and the complacency of the international community in its implementation are clear, which prompted the Houthi militia to go further and allow it to continue to import weapons and Iranian support.
The Vice President stressed the need for the international community to exert real pressure on the coup militias and to condemn their terrorist escalation and crimes against civilians and their intention to multiply the humanitarian crisis, noting, in a different context, the government’s keenness to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis caused by the Houthi coup.
For his part, the Swedish envoy affirmed his country’s support for Yemen and the international efforts to achieve peace, pointing to the role that his country plays in the humanitarian aspect and alleviating the suffering of Yemenis.