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1 February 201710:34

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi

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On February 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, now attending the fourth meeting of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum in the United Arab Emirates, met with Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi.

Both foreign ministers discussed developments in Yemen where a military-political conflict involving the Saudi Arabia-led “Arab coalition” continues.

Mr Lavrov called for attaining mutually acceptable solutions for the Yemeni crisis through talks, based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and on National Dialogue Conference decisions. He also advocated urgent efforts to mitigate the suffering of the Yemeni people including unimpeded humanitarian access to all regions of the country.

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