Yemen welcomes EU statement on negotiated solution
SANA’A – The Republic of Yemen on Saturday welcomed the European Union (EU) Council’s decision issued on February 18, 2019, which reaffirmed that only a negotiated and inclusive political solution can end the conflict in Yemen.
In a letter he sent to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf renewed the commitment of the political leadership, represented by the Supreme Political Council and the National Salvation Government of Yemen, to the outcomes of the Stockholm Agreement, which will pave the way for the rest of confidence-building steps between the warring parties, and the resumption of political negotiations.
Sharaf stressed the importance of the international community’s role in pressuring the aggression countries to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of Yemeni citizens, especially with regard the reopening of Sana’a International Airport to all commercial and civil flights, as well as the payment of all state employees’ salaries without exception.
He confirmed the full support for the efforts and good offices of the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to reach a political settlement and a sustainable peace that the Yemeni people look forward to after four years of the aggression.