To end the ongoing conflict in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has proposed a new peace initiative. The peace initiative is to end the tension between the internationally recognized government and the Iran-backed Houthi militias. The Kingdom’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan said on Monday that the new initiative includes a nationwide ceasefire that will be implemented under the supervision of the United Nations.
In his press conference in Riyadh, he added that the political negotiations between the Yemeni government and the Houthis will also resume under the initiative.
“We will work with the international community, with our partners and with the government of Yemen to push toward this initiative being implemented. We will do all we can to put the necessary pressure on the Houthis to accept and to come to the negotiating table and to lay down arms, because we believe that a stop to the fighting and a focus on a political solution is the only way forward,” said Prince Faisal in the conference.
If the two parties agree to the proposed deal, Sanaa airport will reopen. This will allow fuel and food imports throughout the Hodeidah port.