ADEN - SABA
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik received Tuesday here US Ambassador to Yemen Steven Fagin and the accompanying delegation from the Ministry of State and USAID.
The two parties discussed a number of latest developments on the light of latest efforts for reviving peace track in Yemen and exerting pressure on Houthi Terrorist Militia to interact positively with peace efforts.
Prime Minister welcomed US officials' repeated visits, which represent key support messages to the government and the people of Yemen in these conditions. He praised US position supporting the Presidential Leadership Council and the government and for humanitarian support in the conference of financing Humanitarian Response Plan with about USD 450 million.
Prime minister welcomed the recent agreement on prisoners and kidnapped " despite this agreement did not meet the aspirations regarding releasing all prisoners included in the Security Council's Resolution 2216, including Faisal Rajab and Mohammad Qahtan, whom the militia reject to disclose his fate."
He pointed out that describing current real situation as appeasement contradicts the reality saying:" The reality Houthi terrorist militia leads greater economic war no less than the military war starting by targeting crude oil exporting ports, suffocating private sector, blocking trade roads and other aggressive measures, which deepen suffering of Yemenis."
He emphasized that this situation must be included in the agenda of the international community, especially active states in Yemeni file led by the United States, praising US Marines in objecting and seizing weapon shipments smuggled by Iran to Houthi terrorist militia.
He reviewed challenges facing the government and level of proceeding with public reforms, pointing out to dangers of continuing the crisis of exporting crude oil and called for international support in this regard.
For his part the US diplomat praised government's efforts in normalizing conditions, expressing his understandings to challenges facing the government and its role for realizing economic conditions.
He pointed out that the prisoners agreement is a great achievement since the end of the UN truce, hoping that this agreement is extended to end suffering of the disappeared and kidnapped people and their families.
He confirmed his country's continuous support to Yemen, expecting additional pledges by the US to Yemen.
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