Yemeni PM invited to visit Egypt

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 11:33 GMT

Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed- photo courtesy of his unverified Facebook page

Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed- photo courtesy of his unverified Facebook page

CAIRO - 10 July 2020: Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli sent an invitation to his Yemeni counterpart Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed to visit Egypt, said Egyptian ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Farouk in a statement on Thursday.

 

The invitation, which was delivered by the Egyptian ambassador, asks for Saeed’s visit to discuss the ways of enhancing the bilateral relations, the statement added.

 

For his part, the Yemeni Prime Minister praised Egypt’s role in supporting his country, saying that he is looking forward to this visit, the statement said.

 

The Egyptian ambassador also met Speaker of Yemen's parliament, Sheikh Sultan al-Barkani, reviewing the ongoing efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement between the legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) as a way to put an end to the political crisis in Yemen.

 

Meanwhile, Ambassador Farouk held a meeting with Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, discussing their visions regarding the latest developments in Yemen. Both officials agreed on the necessity to stop regional and foreign interventions in Yemen.

 

In April 2020, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry voiced support for the Riyadh agreement in 2019, which aims to settle the crisis in Yemen and called for cancelling any step that contradicts this agreement.

 

Egypt is part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen.

 

The Riyadh agreement was signed between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in the Saudi capital, with the participation of the Arab coalition in Yemen. The agreement was reached under the auspices of King Salman of Saudi Arabia and with the attendance of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 

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