RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, David Gressly, during his visit to Riyadh, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
During the meeting, they reviewed the regional and international efforts of the Kingdom and the UN to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, including the Kingdom’s peace initiative.
They also reviewed the humanitarian and development support programs implemented by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to help alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
#Riyadh | Foreign Minister H.H Prince @FaisalbinFarhan receives the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for #Yemen @DavidGressly. pic.twitter.com/EEqJ1UrSzS
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The two sides discussed ways to enhance joint Saudi-UN coordination to support regional and international efforts to stop the humanitarian violations carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militia against the Yemeni people, which in turn disrupted all political solutions to end the war, the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Prince Faisal made a phone call to his Icelandic counterpart Thordis Kolbrun, where they reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, and discussed the most prominent regional and international developments of common interest.