A statement by the “quartet” condemns the recent military parade of the Houthis in Hodeidah

The British government announced in a statement released today that ministers and government representatives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates, hereinafter referred to as the Quartet, met on September 20 to discuss the situation in Yemen.

In the published statement, the Quartet affirmed its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen and to support the Yemeni people in their efforts to end the conflict and the humanitarian crisis. in course.

The Quartet welcomed the tangible results the truce has achieved for the Yemeni people since its inception on April 2, 2022, and also welcomed the continued implementation of the agreed confidence-building measures, including the facilitation of the flow of fuel to the port of Hodeidah and the resumption of flights to and from the airport of Sanaa.

The Quartet called for the implementation of the pending measures, including the opening of the main roads around Taiz by the Houthis and the agreement on a joint mechanism for the payment of salaries of civil servants.

The Quartet condemned the large-scale military reinforcements of the Houthis and all attacks that threatened to disrupt the truce, including the recent Houthi attacks in Taiz. He also condemned the recent Houthi military parade in Hodeidah, which is a violation of the Hodeidah Agreement.

The Quartet stressed support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Hans Grundberg, to extend and expand the armistice on October 2, 2022, as well as the full implementation of all terms of the armistice.

The Quartet agreed that a ceasefire and permanent political settlement should be the ultimate goals of the Yemen-led political process under the auspices of the United Nations and that tale solution should be based on agreed references and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The Quartet affirmed its support for the Presidential Governing Council, underlining the importance of the cohesion of the Legislative Council and also welcoming the commitment of the Legislative Council to improve basic services and economic stability.