RIYADH, 20th December, 2016 (WAM) — The Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, has welcomed the meeting of the Yemen Quartet for Peace, which was held in Riyadh.

GCC Secretary-General, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, said in a statement that the GCC supports the efforts of the committee members to achieve peace in Yemen, and explore ways of resuming negotiations among conflicting parties there.

Mr. Al Zayani added that the GCC stresses its support for brotherly Yemen, and hopes that the quartet’s efforts will result in a cease-fire and delivery of humanitarian relief assistance to Yemeni people in all provinces to alleviate their suffering.

He added that the GCC countries commend the United Nation proposed initiative which will be the basis for the resumption of negotiations in order to reach a political solution.

The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, United States and United Kingdom, in addition to Oman’s foreign minister and the UN Special Envoy to Yemen.