Egypt’s president receives head of Yemen’s presidential leadership council in Cairo



Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - 10:09 GMT


Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - 10:09 GMT

CAIRO - 11 June 2022: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received on Saturday morning Head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo.

Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi has not yet revealed further details.

In April, former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi conceded power to the eight-member Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) led by Alimi in an effort to stabilize the country and face the Houthis.

Since then, Yemen has seen a relatively quiet situation in light of a UN-sponsored truce between the Yemeni internationally recognized government backed by Saudi Arabia and the Houthis, which have been fighting since 2015.

Egypt has welcomed the truce, expressing hope that this truce would contribute to supporting political solutions and efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement for the crisis in Yemen.

Late in May, Alimi praised Egypt's efforts under President Sisi to host thousands of Yemenis in light of the ongoing war, Yemen News Agency (SABA) reported.

Egypt last month also announced allowing direct flights between Cairo and Sanaa for the first time since the conflict started, a step that has been hailed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Early in June, US President Joe Biden hailed the role played by each of Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and Saudi Arabia in making the UN-led truce in war-torn Yemen possible.

In a statement on the UN-mediated truce extension in Yemen, Biden hailed the decision made by Egypt and Jordan last month to open their airports to flights from Yemen “thereby enabling a key component of the truce process”.



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