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The Saudi coalition creates a committee with the United Arab Emirates to stabilize the ceasefire in Yemen

August 26, 2019

EL CAIRO, Aug. 26 (Reuters / EP) –

The Saudi-led coalition has reported that it has created a joint committee with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stabilize a ceasefire in the Yemeni provinces of Shabwah and Abyan, television and state news agency reported Monday. .

Both have quoted the coalition spokesman, Turki al Maliki, saying early that the committee would begin work as early as Monday.

In a joint statement made on Monday, the Governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE have urged all parties to cooperate with the joint committee to achieve the withdrawal and relocation of troops as part of the coalition's military efforts.

The statement, issued by the ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries, has called for rapid participation in the dialogue that Saudi Arabia has convened to address the causes and repercussions in some southern provinces.

He has also emphasized that both countries will continue their political, military, humanitarian and development work as part of the coalition's efforts to preserve the interests of the Yemeni people and deter the Huthis, supported by Iran.

“Both countries reaffirm their readiness to preserve the Yemeni state and the interests, security, stability and territorial integrity of the Yemeni people under the leadership of the legitimate president of Yemen and to counter the coup d'etat of the Huthi terrorist militia, supported by Iran and other terrorist organizations, “the statement said.

The conflict began in March 2015 and confronts the Government of Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi, supported by the Saudi military coalition, and the Huthis, backed by Iran.

The Yemen War is considered the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world and has dragged one of the poorest countries on the planet to a scene of absolute devastation, famine and cholera outbreaks.