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Secretary General of the European External Action Service of the European Union Helga Schmid.

Brussels- Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid has confirmed that the EU will provide Yemen with humanitarian assistance and exert efforts to establish peace in the country.

This was unfolded during Schmid’s meeting on Friday, in Brussels, with the Yemeni Ambassador to Belgium Mohamed Taha Mustafa.

The diplomat pointed out his country’s will to reach peace in accordance with the three terms of references and the commitments agreed upon.

Mustafa also praised EU’s support for the legitimate government and the continuous humanitarian aid it provides for his country.

During his meeting with Schmid, Mustafa called for doubling humanitarian aid due to the bad economic and humanitarian situation Yemen has been facing.

He also called on the EU to double its pressure on Houthi militias, who prevent the entry of humanitarian aid convoys to areas under their control, and whoever backs them in order to accept the terms of references and proceed with the political process that was halted following the coup.

On the other hand, a Jordanian F-16 warplane crashed in Najran on Friday but its pilot survived, according to the Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen.

“Technical reasons” caused the crash of the U.S.-built aircraft in the Najran district on the Saudi side of the border with Yemen, the coalition said in a statement.