'There is No Military Solution to Crisis in Yemen' Says Kuwait's UN Representative

Published April 18th, 2018 - 10:18 GMT
Yemeni soldier stands amongst the rubble as a result of the destructive conflict (AFP/File Photo)
Yemeni soldier stands amongst the rubble as a result of the destructive conflict (AFP/File Photo)

Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the U.N. Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi said that there was no military solution to the crisis in Yemen.

In his speech at a special U.N. Security Council session on Yemen, Al Otaibi underlined the need for a political solution to the civil conflict based on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative, outcome of Yemeni national dialogue and the relevant U.N. resolutions, particularly resolution 2216. He reiterated Kuwait's support to efforts of the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to mediate between warring parties and help resolve the crisis.



Al Otaibi strongly condemned Houthi group's firing ballistic missiles at Saudi cities and its threats to the maritime navigation in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and the Red Sea. He expressed Kuwait's solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its support to all measures it takes to maintain the security and stability of its territories, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Al Otaibi welcomed the success of the U.N. pledging conference for Yemen in Geneva in raising aid pledges of over $ 2 billion. In this conference, Kuwait pledged to provide relief and humanitarian aid to Yemen worth $ 250 million, he added. He lauded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' joint donation of over $ 1 billion to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen during the year.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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