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Egypt invites Yemeni premier for talks, discusses resolving crisis under Riyadh Agreement

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Jul 2020
Egypt's ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Farouk delivers letter from Cairo to Yemen's Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik (Photo courtesy of MOFA)

Egypt has invited Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik for talks and consultations on boosting bilateral relations, according to a Thursday statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

Ahmed Farouk, Egypt’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and non-resident ambassador to Yemen, delivered a letter from Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to the Yemeni premier, reiterating Egypt’s interest in supporting Yemen and inviting officials for talks on the best means to bolster ties.

Abdulmalik expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s supportive stance on Yemen, and his aspiration to conduct the visit in order to boost ties.

Farouk also met with the Yemeni parliament speaker, Sultan Al-Burkani, and the pair mulled ongoing efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement between the Saudi-backed government and southern separatist forces as the political and legal umbrella to resolve the crisis.

The Egyptian ambassador also held a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al-Jaber, in which they exchanged viewpoints on developments in Yemen.

The meeting saw consensus between the two countries on the means to resolve the crisis and an end to regional and foreign intervention in Yemen, and the centrality of the Riyadh Agreement to resolve the crisis and to preserve the unity and territorial integrity of Yemen.

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