Egypt announces full support for Riyadh Agreement in Yemen

The Yemeni army attacked the militia as they were trying to block roads in various areas in Al-Dhale province. (AFP/File)

Egypt announced its steadfast supportive position for Yemen and the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

Egypt’s stance was stated by Egyptian non-resident ambassador to Yemen Ahmed Farouk during a meeting with Yemeni Southern Transitional Council (STC) President Aidarous al-Zubaidi on Friday.

The ambassador voiced Egypt’s welcome to cooperate with the new Yemeni government in various fields once it is formed.

The two sides also discussed the latest development in the Yemeni crisis and efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement between the STC and the legitimate government in Southern Yemen.

The Riyadh agreement was signed between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in the Saudi capital, with the participation of the Arab coalition in Yemen. The agreement was reached under the auspices of King Salman of Saudi Arabia and with the attendance of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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