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Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdul Malik Mikhlafi. Reuters

Riyadh- Yemeni Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdul Malik Mikhlafi reiterated his country’s keenness to maintain peace based upon the GCC initiative and its operational mechanisms, outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue and the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council, especially U.N. resolution 2216.

Mikhlafi noted that these terms of references are fundamental and necessary to end the coup, restore peace and stability to all the provinces and cities in Yemen and form a solid base for peaceful future for the country.

During his meeting with UK Ambassador to Yemen Edmund Brown, Mikhlafi pointed out the violations carried out by Houthi militias, latest of which was the formation of a new government in Sanaa.

Mikhlafi said: “These critical violations oblige states sponsoring the GCC initiative and permanent member states in U.N. Security Council to exert more pressure on these militias to immediately implement U.N. resolution 2216.”

The two parties discussed developments in peace talks and the upcoming Quartet meeting.

Moreover, the two parties discusses developments in Yemeni arenas and the suffering of Yemenis due to the war and siege imposed by Houthi and Saleh militias, which caused thousands of deaths and displacements for people, led to economic crisis in the country and destroyed the country’s infrastructure.

For his part, the British Ambassador stressed the importance of the resumption of political consultations to reach a solution to the conflict in Yemen, based on the three terms of reference agreed upon.