The Yemeni Foreign Ministry urged diplomatic missions to resume their work from the interim capital, Aden, pledging to provide all facilities to enhance the state’s role.
Foreign diplomatic missions closed their embassies and evacuated their staff from Sanaa after the Houthi militia took control of the capital in September 2014.
Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak revealed that Ministry’s office in Aden would resume its diplomatic and institutional activities in full force.
Bin Mubarak visited the new headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Aden, accompanied by several European Ambassadors.
He pointed out that the resumption of work in the new building would encourage diplomatic missions to carry out their work from Aden.
The FM reaffirmed that achieving peace in Yemen under the three terms of reference comes at the top of the priorities of the Presidential Leadership Council and the Yemeni government.
According to bin Mubarak, the Council and the government are working to improve public services and promote living and economic conditions despite all the challenges and humanitarian problems the country is experiencing due to the Houthi aggression.
He announced that the militias did not stop their military assault in various Yemeni regions, stressing the need to pressure Houthis and support the Presidential Council politically and economically to achieve peace.
In turn, the chief of the European Union Mission to Yemen, Gabriel Vinales, stressed the importance of renewing and expanding the UN-led truce.
Vinales reaffirmed firm support for the UN Sec-Gen Special Envoy’s efforts to bring peace to Yemen.
Later, the ambassadors met Minister of Defense Lt-Gen Mohsen al-Daeri and commended the government’s commitment to lasting peace. They expressed support for efforts to unify military and security formations.