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Saudi-led Coalition Supports Efforts of the UN Envoy to Yemen, to Reach Political Solution, Spokesman Col. Al-Malki Announces

Riyadh, Spokesman for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, underscored continuation of political efforts to resolve the crisis in Yemen, through the UN envoy Martin Griffith, welcoming the statement recently issued by Griffith, stressing the support of the coalition leadership for all efforts to reach a political solution and pointing to the intransigence of the Houthi militia, derailing reaching a political solution.

During the regular conference of the Joint Forces Command held at the Officers' Club of the Armed Forces in Riyadh today, he pointed to the Conference of Ministers of Information of the states of the coalition aimed at coordinating all efforts in the media work and to achieve the highest levels of communication, as well as to refute the allegations, fabrications and lies of the Houthi militias on the media in Yemen trying to drag them to the battlefield.

He explained that the visit of a delegation of the Joint Forces Command to the European Union aimed at exchanging ideas and opinions, and to discuss the current situation, in Yemen.

On the military side, Colonel al-Maliki said: "During the visit, the current military operations in Yemen, were discussed on all axes of the liberation of the Yemeni territories, stressing that everyone agrees that the military operations have the goal of pressuring the Houthi militia to sit, at the dialogue table, in respect of the coalition for international and humanitarian law and application of its customary rules, while addressing the humanitarian aspects for disruption of the Houthi militias to move humanitarian convoys, international workers and international organizations, in Yemen, pointing out to the contribution of the coalition of humanitarian efforts, including comprehensive humanitarian operations, in Yemen.

He referred to the participation of a coalition delegation, at the annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, as the United Nations expressed appreciation of the generous support provided by the coalition that worth $ 930 million.

During humanitarian operations, by air, sea and land relief outlets, 22 relief outlets are still able to receive the necessary materials as well as relief materials for the UN organizations and international organizations, he pointed out.

He stressed continuation of the coalition in issuing permits for incoming orders carrying imports and necessary materials, relief and humanitarian aid. The number of air, land and sea permits awarded is more than 25,000.

Source: Saudi Press Agency