OIC welcomes Saudi initiative to end Yemeni crisis

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Jeddah

Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, welcomed the initiative announced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 21 March 2021 to end the Yemeni crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution through a comprehensive ceasefire under the supervision of the United Nations, in the context of the continued support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and the US Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, and with the positive role of the Sultanate of Oman.

The initiative also aims to push forward the efforts towards a political solution sponsored by the United Nations.

The Secretary-General commended the Kingdom’s keenness to ensure the security and stability of Yemen and the region, its dedicated and practical support for peace and for ending the Yemeni crisis and alleviating the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people.

Al-Othaimeen called on all parties to accept the initiative in order end the bloodshed in Yemen, address the humanitarian and economic conditions of the Yemeni people and advance their interests.—PR

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