RIYADH, 24th March, 2016 (WAM) — Yemeni President, Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi, has announced that the Houthi rebel group has approved implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

In an extraordinary meeting with the ambassadors of the 18-member transit process sponsoring countries to Yemen, Hadi said that the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has informed him that the Houthi rebels have agreed to carry out the Resolution.

The state-run Yemeni News Agency also said that President Hadi briefed the ambassadors on the political scenario and the latest developments on the ground in Yemen.

He reiterated the importance of the Houthis implementation of the confidence-building measures, including the release of prisoners of war and reinstating the usurped state facilities, in addition to implementing the other provisions of Resolution 2216, resuming the political process as per the outcome of the national dialogue based on the GCC initiative and its executive mechanism and UN relevant Security Council resolutions.

He also briefed them on the military advances of the Yemeni armed forces and popular resistance on the ground.

The ambassadors confirmed their respective countries’ support for the Yemeni President and his efforts to salvage his country from its current situation.

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