Egypt welcomes approval by Yemeni warring parties on ceasefire

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 - 11:55 GMT

The headquarters of Egypt’s foreign ministry in Cairo - Reuters

The headquarters of Egypt’s foreign ministry in Cairo - Reuters

CAIRO - 23 June 2020: Egyptian government welcomed on Tuesday an announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition to Support legitimacy in Yemen that the legitimate Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council have approved a comprehensive ceasefire and stopping of escalations in Yemen.

Egypt also welcomed the stance by the two sides approving to participate in a meeting in Saudi Arabia to discuss means of implementing the Riyadh Agreement.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, the Egyptian government appreciated efforts made by Saudi Arabia for supporting the Yemeni people.

Egypt also expressed confidence that these efforts will lead to resuming the political process by the Yemeni parties for reaching a political solution to the Yemeni crisis.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed in its statement Egypt's support for all efforts that are aimed at achieving peace, security and stability in Yemen and guarantees its unity.

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