Pakistan welcomes conclusion of Riyadh Agreement: PM Khan

RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan welcomed the conclusion of the ‘landmark’ Riyadh Agreement, in which Yemen’s internationally-recognised government and separatists signed a deal to curb infighting.

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In a post on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, the premier said, “Pakistan welcomes the conclusion of the landmark Riyadh Agreement, as a result of the initiative taken by the Saudi leadership and support by UAE Government. We believe it is a crucial and important step forward towards a political solution and durable peace & security in Yemen.”

In the first official confirmation of dialogue between the two sides, a Saudi official said on Wednesday that Riyadh is in talks with Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels in a bid to end the country’s civil war.

The comment came after Saudi Arabia brokered a power sharing agreement between Yemen’s internationally recognised government and southern separatists, which observers say could pave the way for a wider peace deal.

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