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Yemen counts on Oman’s role for consensus among disputing parties

8 Jun 2021

Dr Ahmed Awad Mubarak, Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs of Yemen, has said that his country counts on the role of the sultanate under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik in rallying international and regional efforts to stop the war in Yemen and establish rapprochement among the disputing Yemeni parties in preparation of a return to the political track.

Dr Mubarak told Oman TV on Monday that his visit to Oman included conveying a message to His Majesty the Sultan from President Abderabu Mansour of Yemen. The message expressed gratitude, commendation and appreciation for Oman’s role in Yemen’s stability. 

“Based on the sultanate’s good relations with all parties in Yemen, we count on Oman’s role in creating a convergence of views among the disputing Yemeni parties,” he said.

Speaking about international endeavors to end the conflict, Dr Mubarak explained that the UN initiative towards this objective includes four main targets: Comprehensive ceasefire, opening Sanaa Airport, facilitating export of oil products via Al Hudeidah Port, and resumption of consultations on Yemen’s future. 

“We have welcomed all those elements,” he said, noting that any concession that the Government of Yemen makes will be in favour of the people of Yemen.

About economic cooperation with the sultanate, he said one of the objectives of his visit “supporting investment cooperation between the two countries”, including collaboration in the marine cable between the sultanate and Yemen’s Al Mahra area. This is in addition to connecting seaports of the two countries to enhance exports and imports.

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