Following the discussion, the Foreign Office Minister said:
“I have discussed the situation in Yemen today with Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.
We strongly support the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) initiative to resolve the crisis in Yemen. We warmly welcome the proactive role that the GCC have played to co-ordinate a political settlement in Yemen. The GCC initiative represents our best hope for a constructive and peaceful way forward in Yemen.
It is vital that agreement is reached as quickly as possible, to avoid further violence and to enable a new Government to tackle Yemen’s grave economic, social and security challenges. Further delays serve only to foster instability and hurt most Yemen’s resilient but long-suffering people.
We urge all sides to seize this opportunity and finalise an agreement.”