Cairo, Egypt – The Arab League has appreciated the efforts of Oman and Saudi Arabia and their constant endeavours to ease the situation in Yemen and prepare the grounds to forge a comprehensive political solution to end the crisis there.
The league underscored in a statement the significance of these efforts, which come at a crucial time to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. The league hoped to build on these efforts to reach a comprehensive truce to place Yemen on the course of political and economic stability and security.
It also asserted its full support to all Arab and international efforts that contribute to restoring stability in Yemen, particularly in light of the tough humanitarian situation experienced by the Yemeni people.
UN chief hails Oman’s efforts
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has hailed the role of the sultanate in supporting international efforts exerted to settle and resolve differences in Yemen and achieve rapprochement in views of countries of the region.
Guterres stressed that the establishment of sound relations among all countries of the region constitutes a key factor for stability and development. In this context, he affirmed that Muscat was and is still a gateway to peace.
Guterres made the statement during the annual iftar gathering hosted by H E Dr Mohammed Awad al Hassan, Permanent Representative of Oman to the UN, held at Oman House on the premises of Oman’s Mission to the UN. The iftar was attended by the GCC ambassadors accredited to the UN.
Guterres also underlined the positive developments currently taking place in the Gulf region and the Arabian Peninsula.
The UN chief pointed out that the international community values Oman’s efforts which, he said, lead to peace and coexistence.
He expressed sorrow over the suffering of the Palestinian people. He underscored the need to maintain global humanitarian efforts and relief aid to help Palestinian refugees, notably through constant funding of activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.