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Biden’s Speech on the Yemeni Crisis Welcomed by Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia affirmed its support for the efforts to alleviate human suffering in Yemen. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed what was stated in the speech of US President Joseph Biden regarding the commitment of the US to cooperate with the Kingdom to defend its sovereignty and address the threats against it.

Saudi Arabia affirmed its firm position in support of a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, welcoming the US’s emphasis on the importance of supporting diplomatic efforts to solve the Yemeni crisis, including the efforts of UN envoy Martin Griffiths.

An official statement published by the Saudi Press Agency confirmed that the Kingdom has taken a number of important steps in this context to enhance opportunities for progress in the political track, including the coalition’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in response to the call of the United Nations Secretary-General.

The statement pointed out that Saudi Arabia looks forward to working with the Biden administration and with the US envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking, the United Nations and all Yemeni parties and the coalition countries in order to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen, based on Security Council Resolution No. 2216.

The statement noted that “what the Kingdom seeks to cross through with its brotherly Yemen is the path towards stability and development, and the Kingdom will continue its remarkable efforts to alleviate the human suffering of the Yemeni people.”

 The assistance Saudi Arabia has provided to Yemeni has reached more than $17 billion during the past few years. The Kingdom appeals to friendly countries and international organizations to intensify support and provide relief and humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

The statement concluded by saying, “The Kingdom is looking forward to continuing and strengthening cooperation and coordination with the US to deal with challenges in the region, including pushing the peace process in the Middle East, resolving conflicts, supporting stability in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

In addition, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the commitment of the US, where President Biden expressed in his speech, to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in defending its security and its lands,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a tweet.

“We look forward to working with Tim Lenderking to achieve our common goal of reaching a comprehensive political solution in Yemen as part of our shared vision for the region in order for it to enjoy peace and prosperity,” he added.

Biden called for an “end” to the war in Yemen. “We are strengthening our diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen, a war that has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” he said in a speech at the Foreign Ministry headquarters, his first on the international policies of his administration, stressing that “this war must end.”

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