Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, reaffirmed his country’s support for Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council.
He highlighted the Presidential Leadership Council as a “great opportunity” for a larger representation of Yemenis during a meeting with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Tuesday.
The US supports the Yemeni Leadership Council’s commitment to peace and stability measures, according to the State Department.
Blinken also emphasized the need for free movement of people and products in Taiz, repeating his country’s commitment to cooperating with the UN and the international community to restore peace to Yemen.
Bin Mubarak, for his part, stated that while the Yemeni government was eager to do everything possible to ensure the truce’s success and implement the government’s commitments, the Houthi militias have been delaying their obligations, particularly those related to lifting the siege, as directed by the Presidential Command Council. For more than seven years, the city of Taiz has been allowing citizen movement and reducing the humanitarian situation in the beleaguered province.
The Yemeni foreign minister, who is visiting Washington, addressed measures to expand and grow bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the latest developments in Yemen’s peace process, with his American counterpart at the US State Department’s headquarters.