Pakistan has reaffirmed its strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia as well as its efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement in Yemen.
In a statement on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar condemned the Houthis’ violations of the UN Security Council Resolutions and terrorist activities perpetrated against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The spokesperson said Pakistan has consistently urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to engage in peaceful and meaningful talks to end the hostilities in line with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
He noted that the truce reached earlier this year had yielded dividends by bringing about relative peace. It is however deplorable that the truce has not been renewed by the Houthis. This would cause mounting hardship for ordinary Yemenis and potentially derail the entire effort towards the attainment of durable peace.
The spokesperson urged the Houthis to cease militant activities and terrorist actions, engage in a serious dialogue to end the conflict on the basis of relevant UN Security Council resolutions; and renew the UN brokered truce.
Asim Iftikhar said Pakistan believes that war serves no purpose and all issues can be resolved through peaceful dialogue. He said adopting this path early would save thousands of innocent lives and protect the future of the Yemeni people.