OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen (File Image)
Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen welcomed the initiative announced by Saudi Arabia on Monday to end the Yemeni crisis and reach an inclusive political solution through a comprehensive ceasefire under UN supervision.
The initiative comes within the context of the continued support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, and US Special Envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking, and with the positive role of the Sultanate of Oman. It also aims to push forward the efforts towards a UN-sponsored political solution.
Al-Othaimeen commended Saudi Arabia’s keenness to ensure the security and stability of Yemen and the region, as well as the Kingdom’s dedicated and practical support for peace and for ending the Yemeni crisis and alleviating the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people.
The Secretary-General called on all parties to accept the initiative in order to end the bloodshed in Yemen, address the humanitarian and economic conditions of the Yemeni people and advance their interests.