Egypt stressed the importance of committing to the implementation of the Riyadh reconciliation agreement in Yemen hours after a Saudi-led coalition urged a separatist group in the country to end the escalation in the south.
In an official statement on Monday, Egypt's foreign ministry said it welcomed the statement by the Saudi-led coalition, which stressed “the importance of committing to the agreement and working towards a speedy execution of its provisions.”
Egypt reiterated its support for peacemaking efforts by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure security and stability in Yemen while maintaining its unity and territorial integrity.
Earlier on Monday, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen urged the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC), which declared self-rule in the south, to walk back its move, describing it as an "escalatory action" at a time when all parties should focus on confronting the coronavirus pandemic.
The move by the STC threatens to revive disputes between the council and the Saudi-backed government at a time when the United Nations is attempting to secure a permanent nationwide ceasefire over the virus.