A meeting on Yemen that was held in London and that was attended by representatives from the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE ended yesterday evening. The foreign ministers of these countries came together in support of international efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni issue.
The meeting coincided with the increasing complexities facing the peace consultations held under the auspices of the United Nations in Kuwait. The meeting was attended by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, the US Secretary of State John Kerry, the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the Foreign Minister of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed. The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash said that the meeting was “positive” and that the foreign ministers of the countries who participated in the meeting agreed that the current stage is critical and that they supported international efforts.
In tweets that he posted on Twitter, Gargash said that those who participated in the meeting reviewed current peace efforts and agreed that the success of the political solution lies in the withdrawal of Houthi militias from the capital and key civilian centres.
He added that the level of coordination and agreement between the regional and international powers concerned could be seen at the meeting in London, and that they will support political efforts in the next phase.