The United Arab Emirates called on all countries to support the ceasefire in Yemen and to push the parties towards a comprehensive solution. The UAE also underscored the central role played by Saudi Arabia in achieving stability and security in Yemen, reiterating its commitment to stand with the Yemeni people and support their legitimate aspirations for development and prosperity as part of its policy of supporting all efforts aimed at realizing the interests of the peoples of the region.
Meanwhile, India also welcomed the extension of the truce. “We welcome the agreement between the parties to the Yemeni conflict to renew the current truce for another two months. We are encouraged by this development, the reduction in violence in Yemen during the ceasefire over the past two months as well as the first face-to-face meeting under UN auspices between the parties to the conflict,” said Arindam, spokesman for the Department of External Affairs. Bagchi said on Friday.
“We hope these developments will lead to deeper political dialogue between the parties to end the conflict and restore peace, security and stability in Yemen,” Bagchi added.
The conflict between Yemeni government forces, backed by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthis began in 2015, months after the militia took control of the capital, Sanaa. Over the past two months, people across the country have experienced the tangible benefits of the truce, Grundberg said. Civilian casualties have dropped dramatically, fuel deliveries through the port of Hudeidah have increased dramatically, and commercial flights have resumed at Sanaa’s main airport, after nearly six years.