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Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat
Aden - Ali Rabih

Yemen’s Alimi in Germany to Pressure Houthis, Garner Support

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes Rashad al-Alimi, chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, in the courtyard of the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, September 13, 2022. (Reuters)

Chairman of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council Dr. Rashad al-Alimi traveled to Germany on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at intensifying pressure on the Iran-backed Houthi militias to accept peace.

He is also seeking to garner support for Yemen’s economy and development, official sources said on Tuesday.

Alimi’s visit will last several days and he is later expected to travel to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

In Germany, he met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and is set to hold talks with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and several officials.

They will tackle the latest developments in Yemen and regional and international efforts to resolve its conflict. They will address humanitarian efforts, peace and stability in Yemen.

Alimi hailed the unique ties that bind Yemen and Germany and Berlin’s support to the legitimate forces in the country, the Saba state news agency quoted him as saying.

He said he was confident his visit will pave the way for broader cooperation with Germany in terms of the development and reconstruction of Yemen.

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