FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi Aug. 13, 2018
CAIRO - 22 May 2019: Yemen's Ambassador to Cairo Mohammed Ali Maram lauded Egypt's role headed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in backing the legitimacy in Yemen to end the coup and restore the Yemeni state.
During an Egyptian-Yemeni seminar held in the presence of many Egyptian high-level officials, Maram praised Egypt for welcoming the Yemeni people in light of the hard circumstances witnessed by the Yemeni state due to the coup carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
"Egypt has been the big homeland that welcomes all Arabs in all circumstances of peace and war," Maram said.
He also expressed appreciation of Egypt's role inYemen's 1962 revolution,saying that Egypt thatsupported Yemen's liberation from the imamate regime is taking part in ending the current coup and restoringthe Yemeni state.
Concerning the Yemeni situation, Maram commented on the Houthis' withdrawal from Hudaydah port, which comes as part of aUN-brokered ceasefire in December between the fighting forces in Yemen.
Maram reiterated his government's mistrust of the act, who earlier described such move as only a "play."
The Houthis and the government forces loyal toYemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi agreed to withdraw from the port of Hudaydahto allow humanitarian aid to enter the country.
Yemeni Information Minister Muammar al-Iryanisaid that the Houthi militia attempts to mislead the international community, affirming his government's rejection of unilateral steps taken without allowing monitoring and verification procedures and delivering the maps of mines planted by the Houthis.
More than 70,200 died in the warbetween January 2016 to April 13, 2019, according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).