Saudi FM visits Oman amid reports of mediation in Yemen
الأربعاء 24 فبراير-شباط 2021 الساعة 08 مساءً / Yemeni Media Center
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Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Oman on Wednesday, amid reports about mediation efforts to resolve the military conflict in Yemen.
Bin Farhan was welcomed upon arrival by his Omani counterpart Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, the Oman News Agency reported.
According to the agency, the two ministers exchanged views on a host of regional and international issues and underlined the importance of the joint Gulf action.
Wednesday’s visit comes amid international pressure to reach a solution to the years-long conflict in Yemen.
Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.
A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reinstating the Yemeni government has worsened the situation, causing one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises with 233,000 people killed, nearly 80% or about 30 million needing humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 13 million in danger of starving to death, according to UN estimates.