Joint Forces Command of the Coalition Announces Cessation of Military Operations in Yemen to Ensure Success of Consultations, Create Positive Environment for Peacemaking Efforts During Ramadan upon Request from GCC Secretary-General

Tuesday 1443/8/26 - 2022/03/29
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Riyadh, Mar 29, 2022, SPA -- A statement by the Official Spokesperson of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki:
“In response to the request made by H.E. Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf for a cessation of military operations in conjunction with the launch of the Yemeni-Yemeni consultations, and with the view of creating propitious conditions needed for successful consultations and a favorable environment for the Holy Month of Ramadan to make peace, and achieve security and stability in Yemen, the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition hereby announces cessation of military operations in Yemen beginning at (0600) Wednesday, March 30 2022 in response to His Excellency’s request, and in support of all endeavors and efforts to reach a comprehensive, sustainable resolution to the Yemeni conflict, and achieve security and stability in the brotherly nation of Yemen. This falls under the context of international efforts and initiatives championed by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen and the Saudi Initiative to reach a comprehensive political resolution to end the Yemeni conflict.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will abide by this cessation, and undertake all necessary steps and procedures to ensure its success, and create the propitious conditions needed for successful consultations and favorable environment for the Holy Month of Ramadan to make peace, and end the conflict.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition reaffirms its steadfast position in supporting the legitimate government of Yemen in both its political positions and military procedures and measures. The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will always stand by the Yemeni people’s side to fulfill their aspirations, build their nation and achieve their security and prosperity.”
--SPA
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