UAE, Saudi, Qatar and Yemen FMs discuss partnership in Yemen

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UAE, Saudi, Qatar and Yemen FMs discuss partnership in Yemen

UAE, Saudi, Qatar and Yemen FMs discuss partnership in Yemen

The Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen recently held a meeting on the side-lines of UNGA 70 with the heads of leading humanitarian agencies to discuss partnership in delivering humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, along with Adel Al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah of Qatar and Riyad Yassin of Yemen, emphasised that the objective of the meeting was to coordinate efforts, increase efficiency, and explore existing challenges to delivering humanitarian assistance within Yemen.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed reaffirmed the UAE’s readiness to have all proposals carefully evaluated by the relevant entities.
The foreign ministers underlined their commitment to achieving stability and prosperity in Yemen as well as alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people. “A life is a life, we want to help them all,” said Adel Al-Jubeir. He also affirmed the readiness of the ministers to hear from the humanitarian agencies on how they can help ensure that humanitarian aid reaches civilians throughout Yemen.
The Yemeni Foreign Minister, Riyad Yassin, reconfirmed that all Yemeni ports are open and can receive humanitarian aid or for commercial activity that would be subject to inspection in accordance with International law. They also welcomed the efforts of international agencies, including the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism, UNVIM.
The ministers emphasised their governments’ efforts to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout all of Yemen, including Sanaa, Hudaida, and Ta’iz, as well as stressing the need for a stronger presence of humanitarian agencies on the ground.
(Courtesy WAM)