Foreign Minister: Saudi Arabia Achieves Pioneering Reform Steps Centered on People and Development 3 Geneva

He stressed the Kingdom's firm position in supporting Yemen, its people and its legitimate government in facing the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia, which is the main cause of the conflict in Yemen since its control over the governmental institutions, occupation of capital Sanaa that resulted a humanitarian crisis, practicing of the worst forms of terrorism, siege of densely-populated cities, preventing food and medicine, looting relief and commercial convoys, recruitment of children and exploitation of civilians as human shields.

He stressed the Kingdom's commitment to the political solution of this crisis, the success of which might depend on the acceptance of the Houthi militias to it, according to the efforts of the envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations aimed at achieving the political solution based on the three references: the Gulf initiative, the National Dialogue Outputs and the Resolution of the Security Council 2216.

He pointed out that the Kingdom is keen on the supreme interests of Yemen, achieving the aspirations of its people and eliminating its crises. The Kingdom's sponsorship for Riyadh Agreement, which was signed between the Yemeni Legitimate Government and the Southern Transitional Council, is an evidence of this, as this agreement opens wider understandings among Yemeni components to reach a political solution that ends the Yemeni crisis and protects Yemen and its interests.

He said: the Kingdom calls on the international community, international organizations and civil society organizations to a serious stand in supporting Yemen. The Kingdom is also keen to establish peace and security, resolve the conflicts, support the people and communities through initiatives and programs that lead to support sustainable development, and to participate with the international community through the United Nations and their several organizations in order to achieve the development goals, create decent opportunities for life and combat disasters, epidemics and risks threatening humankind.

Source: Saudi Press Agency