Egypt condemns Yemeni Houthi’s attack against ‘civilian’ targets in Saudi Arabia

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 09:49 GMT

Houthi fighters ride on the back of a patrol truck as they secure the site of a pro-Houthi tribal gathering in a rural area near Sanaa, Yemen July 21, 2016. Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Houthi fighters ride on the back of a patrol truck as they secure the site of a pro-Houthi tribal gathering in a rural area near Sanaa, Yemen July 21, 2016. Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

CAIRO – 13 July 2020: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced Yemen’s Houthi militia for launching two ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones toward Saudi Arabia, a statement by the ministry read.

 

The missiles and drones were all intercepted and downed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the statement added.

 

Egypt affirms its full solidarity with the Kingdom in the face of these brutal assaults that target civilians and civilian institutions, the statement said, adding that Egypt supports Saudi Arabia in all defensive measures the latter takes to secure its territory and national security.

 

“Egypt affirms that such attacks will only lead to further escalation and instability in Yemen,” the statement said. The ministry also called for engaging with ceasefire calls, to pave the way for the resumption of political process and to allow the crisis in the country to be solved politically.

 

In June, Egyptian government welcomed 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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