NEW YORK: Chairman of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi on Thursday received Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly session in New York, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry announced.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prince Faisal conveyed greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Al-Alimi, and their best wishes to the Yemeni government and people for further progress and prosperity, while the president reciprocated the sentiments.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ways to strengthen and develop ties, and discussed efforts to reach a peace settlement in Yemen.
The two sides discussed ways to support dialogue between the Yemeni parties to achieve a transition to security, stability and sustainable development in the war-torn country.
The foreign minister later met with Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and discussed the latest developments in Sudan.
Prince Faisal stressed the importance that all Sudanese parties must commit to restoring the course of humanitarian work, protecting civilians and relief workers, and ensuring the safety of humanitarian corridors to deliver basic aid.
He also renewed the Kingdom's call for calm and to engage in a political dialogue that guarantees a solution to the crisis and restores security and stability to Sudan and its people.
In a separate meeting, Prince Faisal and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the latest developments of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
The Saudi foreign minister reiterated the Kingdom’s keenness and support for all international efforts aimed at resolving the crisis, reaching peace, and continuing efforts to contribute to alleviating the resulting humanitarian effects.
Prince Faisal and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Musa Kabba discussed in an another meeting enhancing bilateral relations in all fields, in addition to the latest international developments.
The foreign minister also met with Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre on Thursday to discuss further cooperation between the two countries and aspects of consolidating multilateral work.