Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, met Tuesday in Abu Dhabi with Peter Smeneby, Swedish Special Envoy to Yemen and Libya, and discussed with him political and security situations in the two countries.
Gargash said the priority in Libya is to counter terrorism and extremism and to support the UN's effort for stability in the brotherly country. He underlined the subversive role of the militias and their control of the Libyan capital, which represents a main threat to the political process supported by all. He called for exerting pressure on the militias in the efforts to reach a breakthrough under the current developments."
On Yemen, he stressed the necessity to pass this stage, mired in procrastination and delays by the Houthis, jeopardising the Stockholm agreement, which is seen by the international community as a critical and true opportunity for a political path towards a solution in Yemen. He also emphaissed the need for the Houthi militias to withdraw from the ports of Hodeidah ports, Saleef and Ras Eisa and from Hodeidah city.
"The Security Council must continue its pressure on these militias to implement the agreement and to withdraw, to pave the way for the next steps," he added.
Dr. Gargash lauded the Swedish role and the keenness of the Swedish government through its envoy to Yemen. He called on the international community to mobilise efforts and to maintain a firm stand to guarantee success to Stockholm agreement and to the political process in Yemen.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs