Jordan welcomes the Yemeni agreement

Houthi Yemen rebels
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AMMAN — Jordan on Wednesday welcomed an agreement which sets the stage for a truce in war-ravaged Yemen.

Haitham Abul Ful, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, affirmed that Jordan supports efforts to end the Yemeni conflict through a political solution.اضافة اعلان

He said the accord is based on the approved references of the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive Yemeni national dialogue, and Security Council Resolution No. 2216.

The resolution calls for ending the crisis in Yemen, achieving security and stability, in a manner that guarantees Yemen’s unity, stability and territorial integrity, alleviating the suffering of its people and fulfilling its aspirations for security and peace.

Abul Ful said that the Kingdom “appreciates all the efforts of the Special Envoy of the UN secretary-general for Yemen and confirms its continued support for the UN Mission for Yemen,” which is based in the Amman.

Former Deputy Jamil Al-Nimri said that Jordan was a partner in bringing calm to Yemen, and qualified for this role because of its impartiality among the warring factions.

Jordan was against the Houthi control over Yemen, and is a staunch supporter of Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Kingdom did not participate in the war in Yemen, alongside Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Nimri explained.

Political analyst Amer Al-Sabaileh said that Jordan’s role in Yemen was primarily in logistics. He pointed to the presence of the UN envoy for Yemen in the Kingdom, saying that Amman played a major role in facilitating logistical operations for the UN.

He insisted that Jordan “is neither a political sponsor, nor a mediator in the conflict, and thus it hosts these meetings.”

Prominent writer Hamada Faraaneh, also a former MP, told Jordan News that Jordan “recorded a pragmatic position, as it refused to intervene in Yemen militarily, or to express its bias towards one party against the other, despite Jordan’s declared political bias towards the coalition”.

He explained that Amman’s stance allowed it to host Yemeni negotiations.

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