Turkey's Erdogan, Pakistan's Sharif discuss Yemen

In phone call, Turkish president and Pakistani prime minister agree to push for peaceful solution in Yemen crisis.

Turkey's Erdogan, Pakistan's Sharif discuss Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late on Saturday held a phone call with Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, discussing unrest in Yemen, the Pakistani Prime Ministry’s press office said.

Over a 45-minute phone call, the two officials decided to intensify efforts in a move to peacefully resolve the worsening situation in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been pounding the positions of the  Houthi group since March 25.

Pakistan had earlier declared it would not be a part of the Saudi-led mission against Houthis.

Fractious Yemen has remained in turmoil since last September, when the Houthis overran capital Sanaa, from which they have sought to extend their influence to other parts of the country.

The office also said the two leaders agreed that the Houthis did not have any legal right to topple a legitimate government in Yemen.

In case of any violation of Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity, both Turkey and Pakistan will show a "strong" reaction, the press release added.

Last Mod: 12 Nisan 2015, 11:26
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