Seminar at United Nations Headquarters entitled "Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen"

Tuesday 1438/11/30 - 2017/08/22
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New York, Dhu-AlQa'dah 30, 1438, August 22, 2017, SPA -- A seminar entitled "Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen" was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday. It was chaired by Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moalimi.
Participants included Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Republic of Yemen Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Makhlafi, Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations Ambassador Khalid Yamani, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration Abdulraqeeb Fath, Yemeni ambassador to the United States of America Ahmed bin Mubarak, special envoy of the UN Secretary General to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and former US ambassador to Yemen Gerald Firestein.
The Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Yemen addressed the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the sisterly Republic of Yemen in the first session of the seminar, stressing that the Kingdom is the largest economic supporter of Yemen during the past 30 years. He stressed the importance of achieving a political solution in Yemen which started with great efforts from the Kingdom since the introduction of the Gulf initiative in 2011.
He pointed out that the current problem in Yemen is the coup of a small Yemeni armed component supported by Iran and allied with a former president.
Al Jaber reiterated the Kingdom's support for the efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stressing the continued support of the Kingdom for the efforts of the United Nations to achieve peace in Yemen.
The Saudi ambassador to Yemen stressed that the political solution in Yemen, based on the three references, the Gulf initiative, the outcomes of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216, will restore to the world a part of its security and stability and restore the safety and security of Yemen.
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