Foreign Minister: 19 countries ambassadors’ statement represents international community clear message to support GVT.
Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani said that the statement issued by the ambassadors of the 19 countries sponsoring the political process in Yemen, represents a clear message from the international community and recognition of the positive role played by the Yemeni government in improving the economic situation and re-normalization of the situation in all fields in different governorates.
These positions came in recognition of the directives of His Excellency President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic, to the government on the importance of working to improve the economic situation in all provinces, including those still under the control of the Houthis, Al-Yamani pointed.
The directives of His Excellency President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which was followed by the Ministry of Finance to pay the salaries of about 33 thousand employees in the health sector in the provinces that are still under the control of the militia, and before his directive to pay the salaries of employees in the province of Hodeida, he referred.
Al-Yamani considered that this comes in implementation of the responsibility of the government duty towards all the people of Yemen in various provinces of the Republic without exception.
Regarding the state institutions, Al-Yamani said, “The international community speaks with one voice and stands with the Yemeni government by offering all facilities to restore all governmental institutions and reject any dealings with the Houthi militias in this regard. This is in line with international law and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
The ambassadors of the countries sponsoring the political process issued a statement today, in which they praised the efforts of the Yemeni government to improve the situation at the security and service level and normalize public life in all areas of Yemen.
They affirmed their support for the political process under the auspices of the UN and the efforts of its Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to support the implementation of the outcome of the consultations held in Stockholm in December 2018. They support the Yemen government for the UN-led political process.
The statement welcomed the Yemeni government’s efforts to enhance security and stability, improve living conditions and provide services, especially the recent progress in paying salaries and agreeing on a budget for 2019. Stressing the need for more efforts to speed up the payment of salaries of all civil servants budget.
The statement pointed to the need of the international community to support the Yemeni government to provide services to all Yemeni people, pay salaries, alleviate human suffering and promote economic recovery and reconstruction.
The statement stressed the necessity of concerted efforts to improve the value of the Yemeni riyal, praising the economic support provided by the government of Saudi Arabia, including oil assistance, and monthly financial support to the electricity sector and the Central Bank of Yemen, which amounted to three billion and two hundred million US dollars.
The ambassadors affirmed support for the Central Bank of Yemen in implementing its emergency action plan aimed at strengthening the Yemeni riyal exchange rate in order to enhance the economy, humanitarian conditions and the living conditions of all Yemeni people and reiterated their support for the measures taken by the government to prevent illegal oil imports.
The statement pointed to economic development to alleviate human suffering, pointing to the need to support small enterprises that have an impact on ending the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, stressing the importance of the continued flow of humanitarian and commercial goods, including fuel and food, through the ports of Hodeida, without any hindrances.
The statement praised the international efforts and assistance provided to the Yemeni people to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in Yemen
The ambassadors’ statement follows their meeting last week with Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Yamani and Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen Hafez Fakhir Muayad.
The move comes in strong support from the international community for the efforts of the Yemeni government to stop the financing of the Houthi war machine, which led to a humanitarian catastrophe, the worst in the world.
In its January 25, 2019 report, the Panel of Experts of the Sanctions Committee stated that Iran was sending free oil shipments with forged documents to fictitious companies following the Houthis to fund their war in Yemen.