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Egypt: Head of Arab League calls for peace in Yemen as humanitarian situation deteriorates

Egypt, Cairo
September 10, 2019 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Foreign Ministers of Arab countries gathered for a one-day meeting in Cairo to discuss the situation in the region on Tuesday.

Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit reaffirmed the Arab League's commitment to respect Palestinians' right to establish their state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Commenting on the situation in Yemen, he added: "The UN-led peace process in Hodeidah is a good step to reduce military escalation and [is] confidence-building, but it continues to be hampered by the Houthi side, who are responsible for deteriorating humanitarian situation."

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Foreign Ministers of Arab countries gathered for a one-day meeting in Cairo to discuss the situation in the region on Tuesday.

Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit reaffirmed the Arab League's commitment to respect Palestinians' right to establish their state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Commenting on the situation in Yemen, he added: "The UN-led peace process in Hodeidah is a good step to reduce military escalation and [is] confidence-building, but it continues to be hampered by the Houthi side, who are responsible for deteriorating humanitarian situation."

W/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting, Cairo

M/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

M/S Flags of the member states

M/S Yemeni delegation

M/S UAE delegation

C/U Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

M/S Delegations

M/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

C/U Foreign Minister of Iraq Mohamed Ali Alhakim

SOT, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of Arab League (Arabic) : "The League of Arab States adheres to the peace option in Yemen and supports the constitutional legitimacy of the government headed by Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The UN-led peace process in Hodeidah is a good step to reduce military escalation and [is] confidence-building, but it continues to be hampered by the Houthi side, who are responsible for deteriorating humanitarian situation." *OUT OF SYNC AT SOURCE*

C/S Qatari delegation

SOT, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of Arab League (Arabic): "Iran has gone beyond igniting crisis within countries, threatening the security of navigation and energy supplies in the Gulf region."

*OUT OF SYNC AT SOURCE*

W/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

SOT, Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): "2018 was without a doubt the most challenging year in UNRWA proud history, I was referring of course to the existential crisis triggered by the US' decision to cut 300 million dollars of its funding to UNRWA this year and followed in early 2019 by a further cut of 60 million dollars."

*OUT OF SYNC AT SOURCE*

M/S Foreign Minister of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki

SOT, Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of UN Relief: "Thanks to the global campaign that we launched in 2018 and your remarkable leadership and support, we were able to overcome this unprecedented shortfall, but the crisis is not over, and this is certainly not exclusively financial, it is fundamentally political and concerns the destiny and future of Palestinian refugees and one of the key final status issues of Jerusalem." *OUT OF SYNC AT SOURCE*

M/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

M/S Flags of member states

W/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

SOT, Riyad al-Maliki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Arabic): "We affirmed that the Arab countries will not accept anything less than what the Palestinian people deserve to establish their state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital."

M/S Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting

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