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GCC Secretary-General Affirms Support to Yemen’s PLC

Chief of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) Rashad Al-Alimi addresses the UN General Assembly (EPA)

The Chief of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) intensified on Friday his meetings with officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.

Rashad al-Alimi continued to look for political and economic support for Yemen from the international community. He also sought placing pressure on the Houthi militias to get them involved with the UN-led peace track.

Al-Alimi met with Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), on the sidelines of their participation in the meetings of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday in New York.

Al-Alimi met with Al-Hajraf at his residence in New York.

According to sources, Al-Alimi praised the role of the GCC’s General Secretariat in defending constitutional legitimacy in Yemen as well as protecting the interests of the Yemeni people and their aspirations for peace, security, and stability.

As reported by the official Saba News Agency, Al-Alimi and Al-Hajraf reviewed developments in Yemen and the path of the humanitarian truce and efforts to renew it.

Moreover, the two officials discussed the position of the PLC and the Yemeni government in support of a just and comprehensive peace that aligns with the agreed references nationally, regionally, and internationally.

For his part, Al-Hajraf confirmed “the Gulf's continued support for the reforms led by the PLC in various regional and international forums.”

Al-Alimi, according to official sources, also met with British diplomat Stephen Hickey on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which was officially launched on Tuesday.

The meeting reviewed developments in Yemen and the pressures required from the major powers in the UN Security Council to push Houthi militias to deal seriously with efforts to bring peace in Yemen.

Al-Alimi has long called for pressuring Houthis into fulfilling their obligations under the humanitarian truce.

The meeting with Hickey also touched on economic and service reforms led by the PLC and the government as well as British support for them.

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