Saudi to work with Biden on way forward in Yemen
Saudi Arabia welcomed Biden’s "commitment to cooperate with the kingdom to defend its sovereignty and counter threats against it."
Saudi Arabia reaffirmed support for a “comprehensive political solution” in Yemen, state media reported on Friday, after President Joe Biden delivered his key foreign policy speech.
“The kingdom has affirmed its firm position in support of a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, and welcomes the US emphasis on the importance of supporting diplomatic efforts to resolve the Yemeni crisis,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia also welcomed Biden’s “commitment to cooperate with the kingdom to defend its sovereignty and counter threats against it”, it added.
“We welcome President Biden’s stated commitment to work with friends and allies to resolve conflicts, and deal with attacks from Iran & its proxies in the region,” Prince Khalid bin Salman, the kingdom’s Deputy Defence Minister, wrote on Twitter.
“We look forward to continue working with our American partners to alleviate the humanitarian situation and find a solution to the Yemen crisis,” he added. Prince Khalid also welcomed the appointment of veteran diplomat Timothy Lenderking as a US special envoy for Yemen.
Meanwhile, Yemen foreign minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak said his government will work with Biden administration to end the war .
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