Pakistan reiterates its full support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan reiterated its full support for unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen and restoration of the legitimate government of President Abdurrabuh Mansour Hadi. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi in his meeting with the Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mr. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi expressed Pakistan’s unwavering support for an early resolution of the crisis. He urged the need for full adherence to the resolutions of UN Security Council and OIC by all parties to the conflict.

The Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mr. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and president of Pakistan on Wednesday receptively. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi conveyed the felicitations and best wishes of the Yemeni leadership to the President on his election. The President reciprocated the warm sentiments of Yemeni leadership and expressed best wishes for an early resumption of peace process in Yemen, to seek a political settlement of the crisis. Ambassador Alashabi appreciated Pakistan’s principled position on Yemen and briefed the President on the latest situation in the country.

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi expressed the hope that peace process for a political settlement of the dispute would be resumed at an early date, as dialogue was the only way to bring peace to Yemen. The President also extended invitation through the Ambassador to President and Prime Minister of Yemen to visit Pakistan. The President appreciated the generous efforts of the international community to help the people of Yemen, through provision of much-needed humanitarian aid.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan he conveyed the felicitations of the Yemeni leadership to the Prime Minister on his election and conveyed best wishes for the success of his government in achieving the goal of building a prosperous, progressive and forward looking Pakistan.

The Prime Minister reciprocated the warm sentiments of Yemeni leadership and wished for an early end of hostilities for lasting peace in Yemen, which was key to regional and global peace. Mr. Alashabi briefed the Prime Minister on the latest situation in Yemen. The Prime Minister assured the Ambassador of unwavering support of Pakistan for an early resolution of the conflict, in light of UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

He said Pakistan will continue to support for the restoration of the legitimate government of President Abdurabuh Mansour Hadi and would play its role to bring all parties to conflict for a political settlement. He added that conflict in Yemen affects the regional peace and stability and no military solution can resolve it. Emphasizing that all parties must engage in dialogue, the Prime Minister called for opening channels of humanitarian assistance for the people suffering from famine in Yemen. He also called for more concerted and coordinated efforts at the global level, to alleviate the sufferings of Yemeni people and to ensure their safe return to their homes.

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