Yemen agreement is result of Coalition efforts to restore stability: Maliki

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

RIYADH – The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen said on Monday that the efforts exerted by it proved to the whole world that the Coalition seeks to establish security and stability in Yemen and the region.

Addressing a press conference in Riyadh, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Coalition, said that the UN-sponsored agreement brings Houthi militias back to the negotiating table through the all out and continuous military pressure on all fronts.

He said that the joint forces command of the Coalition welcomes the agreement between the Yemeni government and the Houthi militias under the auspices of the UN and the leadership of Coalition countries and through the efforts exerted by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to push to reach the understandings between the two sides.

Al-Turki said the legitimate Yemeni government will be taking over control of the ports of Hodeida soon.

He said that the UN and the international community are responsible for implementing the Stockholm agreement. He said the Houthi militias were now being tested by the international community to implement the agreement. The Coalition spokesman stressed that they support all efforts in reaching a political solution and are committed to all efforts toward that end. -- SG/SPA