Saudi Arabia says talks to end Yemen case

Saudi Arabia said on Monday the Gulf Cooperation Council had agreed to host talks in Riyadh to end the Yemen case, the state news agency SPA said, quoting a statement by the Saudi King's office.

Saudi Arabia says talks to end Yemen case

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Saudi Arabia said on Monday the Gulf Cooperation Council had agreed to host talks in Riyadh to end the Yemen case, the state news agency SPA said, quoting a statement by the Saudi King's office.

The statement said Saudi Arabia had asked the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, on the request of Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to host the talks in Riyadh where the headquarters of the organisation was, and that they had agreed.

"The security of Yemen is part and parcel of the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The GCC countries have expressed their agreement to the request of Yemen's president to hold a conference under the umbrella of the GCC in Riyadh." the statement said.

Last month, Hadi fled Houthi house arrest to the southern port city of Aden and re-established his presidency there. Soon afterwards, the United Nations announced it would mediate in a dialogue between the two sides, warning that Yemen was sliding towards civil war.

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