PM Imran Khan welcomed landmark Riyadh Agreement on Yemen

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the conclusion of landmark Riyadh Agreement, terming it a “crucial” and “important” step forward towards a political solution and durable peace and security in Yemen on Wednesday.

“Pakistan welcomes the conclusion of the landmark Riyadh Agreement, as a result of the initiative taken by the Saudi leadership and support by UAE Government,” he said in a tweet. “We believe it is a crucial and important step forward towards a political solution and durable peace & security in Yemen,” the Prime Minister Imran Khan added.

Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Southern Transitional Council (STC) leader Aidarous Al-Zoubeidi signed the agreement in Riyadh on Tuesday. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, were present at the signing ceremony.

US President Donald Trump praised the agreement on Twitter: “A very good start! Please all work hard to get a final deal.”

The deal calls for the formation of a new cabinet of no more than 24 ministers within 30 days that would have equal representation for northerners and southerners. STC would join any political talks to end the war.

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