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Speaker of Arab Parliament Welcomes Announcement by Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Comprehensive Ceasefire in Yemen

Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami has welcomed the announcement by the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on a two-week comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen starting on Thursday, April 9, 2020, to face the repercussions of the spread of the novel coronavirus, and create conditions for a permanent ceasefire and the resumption of negotiations towards a comprehensive and just political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

In a statement today, Dr. Al-Sulami affirmed that this announcement carries humanitarian dimensions that aim primarily to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and support them in facing the spread of the novel coronavirus and to combat it and prevent its spread, as it comes in the interest of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen to respond to the invitation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for a ceasefire in the Republic of Yemen to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament called on the United Nations, represented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Special Envoy to the Republic of Yemen, to compel the Houthi militia to ceasefire and immediately stop the ongoing crimes and violations against the Yemeni people, and not to launch ballistic missiles and drones on cities and civil installations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and hold them fully responsible for any breaches they make against this announcement.

Dr. Al-Sulami highly valued the continued support being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen, the last of which was to provide an amount of $ 500 million to support the response plan for the year 2020, and the signing of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) for a number of contracts to provide the necessary needs of medical devices and supplies to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Republic of Yemen.

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