Political solution is the best way to end crisis in Yemen: PM Madbouly

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Oct 2021

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that Egypt believes that finding a political solution is the best way to end the crisis in Yemen in a meeting with his Yemeni counter Maeen Abdulmalik in Cairo on Sunday.

Egypt s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and his Yemeni counterpart PM Maeen Abdel Malik in their meeting at the cabinet HQ in Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Cabinet)

According to a statement released by the Cabinet, Madbouly stated that Egypt supports all efforts aiming to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis in a way that guarantees the unity, sovereignty, and independence of Yemen.

Egypt welcomes a political solution based on the Gulf Initiative, the outcomes of the national dialogue in 2013, and the UN Security Council’s related resolutions, especially Resolution 2216.

The Egyptian premier also said that Egypt welcomed the formation of the new Yemeni government in accordance with the ‘Riyadh Agreement’ under the auspices of Saudi Arabia.

Concerning the situation in the Arabian Gulf and Bab Al-Mandab strait, Madbouly stressed that Egypt rejects any attempts to impose a fait accompli by force as well as attempts to undermine the freedom and security of navigating it.

The Egyptian Prime Minister added that Egypt is keen to coordinate efforts between the countries that border the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in securing navigation within the strait.

Madbouly also expressed his concerns about the repercussions of the oil leaks of the floating oil reservoir ‘SAFER’ that threatens the environment and marine navigation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, asserting the need to mobilise efforts to confront this environmental disaster, expressing Egypt’s readiness to provide all necessary technical support in this regard.

Mostafa Madbouly stated that Egypt will continue to provide all kinds of possible support to the Yemeni government, including technical support and training as well as its support for Yemeni citizens on the humanitarian level, in addition to providing equal treatment to Yemenis in Egypt in the education and healthcare sectors.

For his part, Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s support, expressing how he looked forward to boost cooperation in different fields with Egypt.

The Yemeni PM discussed cooperating with Egypt in oil, gas, electricity, and telecommunication. He also mentioned Egypt’s successful experience in developing its postal services.

Additionally, Abdulmalik spoke about the SAFER oil reservoir and stated that Yemen would like to benefit from Egypt’s experience in the field of oil and gas.

He also spoke about inviting Egyptian companies to contribute to restructuring and developing Yemeni ports as well as how Yemen was looking forward to benefiting from Egypt’s experience in the ‘Decent Life Initiative’ to develop the countryside.

The meeting at the Cabinet’s headquarters was attended by the Ministers of Oil, Planning and Economic Development, International Cooperation, Health, and Telecommunication, and their Yemeni counterparts.

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