Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the announcement by the Yemeni legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council of their response to the request of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen to observe comprehensive ceasefire and de-escalation in the country.
The General Secretariat also welcomed the favorable response of both parties to hold a meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in order to move ahead with the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement urgently, following the recent unfortunate events in Socotra Island and Abyan Governorate.
OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen commended the initiative of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen and the response of the Legitimate Yemeni Government and the Southern Transitional Council.
Al-Othaimeen expressed hope that all parties would advance Yemen’s supreme national interest by adhering to the Riyadh Agreement, such as to prevent bloodshed, unite the Yemeni people, contribute effectively to restoring security and state institutions, and endeavor to ensure the success of the ongoing political efforts toward a just and comprehensive political solution agreed on by the Yemenis and the alleviation of the suffering of the Yemeni people. He also reaffirmed the OIC’s support for the Yemeni people and for all efforts exerted to bring about peace in Yemen.