The British Government said in a statement released today that a meeting of ministers and representatives of the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates, hereinafter referred to as the Quartet, took place on 20 September. discuss the situation in Yemen.
In a released statement, the Quartet reaffirmed its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen and to supporting the Yemeni people in efforts to end the conflict and the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
The Quartet welcomed the tangible results achieved by the truce for the Yemeni people since it came into force on 2 April 2022, and also welcomed the continued implementation of the agreed confidence-building measures, including the facilitation of fuel supplies to the port of Hodeidah. and the resumption of flights to and from Sanaa Airport.
The Quartet called for the implementation of pending measures, including the reopening of the main roads around Taiz by the Houthis and the agreement on a joint payroll mechanism for civil servants.
The Quartet condemned the large scale Houthi military reinforcements and all attacks that threatened to violate the truce, including the recent Houthi attacks on Taiz, as well as the recent Houthi military parade in Hodeidah, which is a violation of Hodeidah. Agreement.
The Quartet stressed support for UN Special Representative Hans Grundberg’s efforts to extend and expand the ceasefire on October 2, 2022, in addition to the full implementation of all ceasefire conditions.
The Quartet agreed that a ceasefire and a permanent political settlement should be the ultimate goals of a United Nations-led Yemeni-led political process and that such a settlement should be based on agreed references and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
The Quartet reaffirmed its support for the Presidential Governing Council, emphasizing the importance of the Legislative Council’s cohesion, as well as welcoming the Legislative Council’s commitment to improving basic services and economic stability.