Biden praises efforts by Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia to help achieve UN-led truce in Yemen



Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 08:07 GMT


Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 08:07 GMT

FILE - US President Joe Biden - CC

FILE - US President Joe Biden - CC

CAIRO – 2 June 2022: US President Joe Biden has hailed the role played by each of Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and Saudi Arabia in making the UN-led truce in war-torn Yemen possible.

In a statement on the UN-mediated truce extension in Yemen, Biden hailed the decision made by Egypt and Jordan last month to open their airports to flights from Yemen “thereby enabling a key component of the truce process”.

The conflicting parties in Yemen have agreed on an extension to the UN-brokered agreement, originally launched on 2 April, to come into effect today at 7 pm local time.

“By agreeing to implementing and now renewing the truce, the parties have provided a rare glimmer of hope to Yemenis that an end to this devastating conflict is possible,” UN Special Envoy for the country Hans Grundberg said in a statement.

Egypt welcomed the two-month truce in the Arab country, which started in April.

In a press release, the Foreign Ministry said Egypt hopes that the truce could contribute to backing political solutions initiatives and efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement for the Yemeni crisis.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed in its statement that Egypt supports all efforts aiming at achieving peace, security and stability in Yemen and preserves its unity.

The Yemeni conflict started in 2015 between the Yemeni government forces, backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, and the Houthis, after the latter took over the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.



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