Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Yemen Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hadhrami
On September 29, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Yemen Mohammed Al-Hadhrami at the latter’s initiative.
The foreign ministers discussed in detail the developments in the Republic of Yemen where an acute military-political and socio-economic crisis has persisted for over five years. They noted the need to de-escalate the inter-Yemeni conflict and develop an inclusive negotiating process with a view to ensuring a comprehensive and effective solution to the problems accumulated during the years of armed confrontation. Support was expressed for the efforts of the UN and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths.
In this context, Mr Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s intention to continue doing everything possible for the return of long-awaited peace and stability in Yemen, and to use contacts with all involved and interested parties, including the UN Security Council, for this purpose.
The foreign ministers expressed mutual interest in fully restoring diverse Russian-Yemeni bilateral ties that have a rich history as the situation in Yemen moves towards stable normalisation.