Pakistan to play role in political solution of Yemen conflict: PM

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Zahid Chaudhary

Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting with Ambassador of Yemen Mohammed Motahar Alashabi on Wednesday assured Pakistan’s unwavering support in the early resolution of the conflict in Yemen.
Ambassador Alashabi called on PM Khan at PM Office, where he congratulated the PM on his election and conveyed his leadership’s best wishes for the success of the newly elected government.
The prime minister reciprocated the sentiments of the Yemeni leadership and wished for an early end of hostilities for lasting peace in Yemen.
Ambassador Alashabi briefed the prime minister on the latest situation in Yemen. In turn, PM Khan assured unwavering support from Pakistan for an early resolution of the conflict, in light of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216.
PM Khan also said that Pakistan will continue to support the restoration of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government, and would play its role to bring all parties together for a political settlement.
While emphasising the need for dialogue, the prime minister said that the conflict in Yemen affects regional peace and stability and that it does not have a military solution.
He also called for more concerted and coordinated efforts at a global level to alleviate the sufferings of the Yemeni people and to ensure their safe return to their homes.
On the other hand, a debate raged in the Senate regarding Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s proclamation that Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered to act as a mediator in the ongoing Saudi-Yemen conflict.

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