FM denies receiving invitation to attend political consultations


SANA’A, Dec. 28 (Saba) – Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf on Wednesday denied reports that the Political Leadership or the National Salvation Government have received an invitation to attend consultations aimed at reaching a political settlement.

"Till this moment we have not yet received any official invitation to attend any consultations or meetings," the minister told Saba.

He said the political leadership always welcomes any peace initiative to reach a political settlement that includes a comprehensive cessation of the aggression against the Yemeni people and lift the siege on the country.

"We are committed to the latest road map proposed by the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, as a good basis for any coming meetings or consultations," said the minister Sharaf.

Mr. Sharaf stressed on the importance of reaching a comprehensive ceasefire that could succeed such meetings, lifting land, sea and air blockade, and lift siege on the capital Sana’a International

Airport before civil and commercial air traffic "as there were no justifications for closing the airport."
The Foreign Minister expressed his hope that the peace sponsor states would exert all efforts to help end the aggression war on Yemen.

"There will not be a peaceful settlement without preserving the rights of the Yemeni people and the Yemeni soil," Mr. Sharaf said.


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