Efforts Made by UN Envoy in Yemen Supported by Arab Coalition

Colonel Turki Al Maliki, the spokesman for the coalition forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen focuses on the continuation of political efforts in order to solve the crisis in Yemen through the UN envoy Martin Griffith. Maliki welcomed the statement which was issued recently by Griffith and stressed the support of coalition’s leadership for all efforts in order to reach a political solution. He also highlighted the aspect of Al Houthi militia and their derailing of a political solution.

Al Maliki stated that the Conference of Ministers of Information of the states of coalition should try to coordinate all efforts in the media work and achieve the greatest level of communication. They also aim to refute the allegations, lies and fabrication of the Al Houthi militia on Yemen. He explained that the visit of a delegation of the Joint Forces Command to the European Union tried to exchange ideas, opinions and discuss the present situation in Yemen.

Considering the military side, Al Maliki stated that during the visit the latest military operations in Yemen were discussed and the issue of liberation of the Yemeni territories was discussed. He stated that the military operations had no goal of pressurizing the Al Houthi militia to be present at the dialogue table.

He also stressed in the respect of the coalition delegation at the annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The UN had portrayed their appreciation for the generous support of $930 million which was provided by the coalition. Al Maliki stated that numerous humanitarian operations were carried out via sea, land and air. Around 22 relief ports were able to receive the required necessary relief materials for the UN and international organizations. He claimed that the permits for incoming orders carrying imports and materials, humanitarian and relief aid continue to be issued.

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