The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that "the discussions came as a continuation of the meetings of the Saudi team that it held in a previous period with the chairman and members of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, and in Sana'a, in which many ideas and options were reached to develop a roadmap agreed upon by all Yemeni parties," according to the Saudi Press Agency - SPA. Yemen and its brotherly people, and its constant keenness to encourage the Yemeni parties to sit at the dialogue table, to reach a comprehensive and lasting political solution in Yemen under the supervision of the United Nations, and to move Yemen to a comprehensive renaissance and sustainable development for the Yemeni people, in light of political stability and permanent security, integrated with the development renaissance of the Gulf system. This comes a day after the return of the negotiating delegation of the "Ansar Allah" group, headed by Mohammed Abdul Salam, to Sana'a after holding negotiations with Saudi officials in Riyadh, in the presence of a delegation from the Royal Office of Oman, which lasted 5 days. A Yemeni political source in Sana'a told Sputnik that the Riyadh round of negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Ansar Allah reached a consensus on some issues in the humanitarian file, including the payment of salaries of government employees in all regions of Yemen, the resumption of the export of Yemeni crude oil and the allocation of The political source stated that the return of the "Ansar Allah" delegation with Omani mediators to Sana'a in order to consult with the group's leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi, and the head of the Supreme Political Council formed by the group, Mahdi Al-Mashat, regarding the outputs of the tour. In March 2021, Saudi Arabia announced an initiative to end the crisis in Yemen and reach a political agreement, including a comprehensive ceasefire under the supervision of the United Nations, the opening of Sana'a airport to a specific number of destinations, and the allocation of entry fees for oil derivatives ships to the port of Hodeidah in paying the salaries of employees in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement [reached by the Yemeni government and the group in late 2018], in preparation for moving to discuss a political solution in Yemen. However, the Ansar Allah group downplayed the importance of the initiative, considering that there is nothing new in it.Yemen has been witnessing a fragile calm since the United Nations announced, on October 2, that the Yemeni government and Ansar Allah did not reach an agreement to extend and expand the truce that lasted in Yemen for 6 months.Since September 2014, Ansar Allah has controlled most of the governorates in central and northern Yemen, including the capital Sana'a, while a Saudi-led Arab coalition launched operations on March 26, 2015. The ongoing war in Yemen, until late 2021, has killed 377,000 people and caused cumulative losses estimated at $ 126 billion, while 80% of the Yemeni people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia issues a statement after the Yemeni "Ansar Allah" delegation leaves Riyadh
Highlights: Saudi Arabia welcomed "the positive results of the serious discussions on reaching a roadmap to support the peace process in Yemen" This comes a day after the return of the negotiating delegation of the "Ansar Allah" group, headed by Mohammed Abdul Salam, to Sana'a. The ongoing war in Yemen, until late 2021, has killed 377,000 people and caused cumulative losses estimated at $ 126 billion, while 80% of the Yemeni people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it welcomed "the positive results of the serious discussions on reaching a roadmap to support the peace process in Yemen," which were held with the delegation of the "Ansar Allah" group.