Yemen's foreign minister says we are ready for peace

RIYADH, 2nd April, 2016 (WAM)--The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Yemen, Abdul Malik Al Mekhlafi, has stressed his country's keenness on peace and its willingness to make every effort for the success of the upcoming consultations on 18th April, in Kuwait.

He was quoted by Yemeni official news agency as saying that "The consultations will be in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution No. 2216, other relevant initiatives, the GCC initiative and its executive mechanism, and implementation of the national dialogue resolutions."

Al Mekhlafi noted that the government had prepared the working papers including its vision for the implementation of 2216 Resolution to ensure the success of the consultations.

The Yemen official made the remarks while meeting in Riyadh with the Deputy UN special envoy to Yemen, Kenny Gluck and a number of members of the consultation team, panel of advisers and pacification and communication Commission.

He stressed that the government would stick to the cease-fire starting from 10th April and that the consultation and the panel of advisers and commission were in permanent meeting to ensure the success of the ceasefire.

For his part, the Deputy UN special envoy to Yemen commended the efforts being exerted by the Yemeni government to make the dialogue a success.


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