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Arab League welcomes announcement of ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi Press Agency

Thursday 1441/8/16 - 2020/04/09

Cairo, April 09,2020, SPA -- The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has welcomed the announcement of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, on a two-week ceasefire in all areas of operations in Yemen, calling on the Houthi militia to demonstrate commitment and responsiveness to this initiative, which represents a rare opportunity to stop the bloodshed in Yemen.

In a statement today, the secretary General of the Arab League thanked the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this position, wishing that guns would remain silent on various burning Arab fronts, especially in Syria and Libya.

Aboul Gheit said the Yemeni people are the first winner of this important initiative that embodies a sense of responsibility and awareness of the seriousness of the challenge facing everyone at the present time, which requires solidarity and mercy in order to face the global pandemic of novel Coronavirus.

The Secretary General of the Arab League stated that the Coalition's announcement of a ceasefire puts the Houthi militia in front of its responsibilities, noting that the Yemeni people, being exhausted by years of war, are waiting for Houthis to engage in a serious peace process that leads to a comprehensive peace agreement that ends the Yemeni crisis and preserves the country's unity, sovereignty, and its neighbors' security and stability.

-- SPA
15:36 LOCAL TIME 12:36 GMT
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