Jordan committed to solution for Yemeni crisis, says FM


Published: 2017-10-26 15:26

Last Updated: 2017-10-28 10:23

A Muhamasheen tribe family in Sana'a having a meal. (Photo: UNICEF)
A Muhamasheen tribe family in Sana'a having a meal. (Photo: UNICEF)

Jordan’s Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Thursday discussed efforts to end the Yemeni crisis with the UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Petra news agency has reported.

During the meeting, the UN envoy reportedly briefed Safadi on the latest developments made with the regional and international parties, as well as his proposals to put an end to the conflict.

Safadi stressed Jordan’s support for all efforts to reach a political solution to restore peace and stability in Yemen and put an end to the suffering of the country’s people.

Jordan is the headquarter of the office of the UN mission in Yemen, according to an agreement signed between the government and the international organization.

Yemen has been devastated after more than two and a half years of war, when Houthi rebels captured Sanaa and overthrew President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government.

Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels and allied army troops.

According to the UN, the conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and left over seven million in need of food assistance.