Secretary Blinken’s Call with Yemeni Presidential Council Chairman Al-Alimi

The following is attributable to spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Council Rashad al-Alimi to reiterate the importance of the Yemeni government’s support for the extension of the UN-led truce to alleviate suffering, expand tangible benefits for Yemenis and move towards a permanent situation. ceasefire and a more comprehensive and inclusive political process. He noted that the truce offers the best opportunity for peace Yemenis have had in years and reaffirmed President Biden’s strong support for the Presidential Leadership Council, commending the leadership the Council has shown so far on the issue. truce. Secretary Blinken also expressed the desire of the United States to pursue broader bilateral cooperation with the government of the Republic of Yemen.

Kevin E. Boling