An Omani delegation and a Houthi delegation arrived in Sanaa, coinciding with the visit of Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak to Muscat, where the diplomatic movement continues to advance the peace process.
Houthi spokesman Muhammad Abdul Salam said that the visit of a delegation from the Omani Royal Office with the Houthi delegation to Sanaa aims to arrange the humanitarian situation and advance the peace process.
Abdul Salam added that this step comes to complement the efforts made in the Sultanate of Oman and to discuss everything that is in the interest of Yemen and the region, in accordance with the principle of good neighborliness, as he described it.
Al-Jazeera correspondent in Sanaa, quoting an informed source, said that the Omani delegation will discuss – in addition to the previously mentioned issues – rearranging the diplomatic situation and communicating with Muscat, given the absence of a diplomatic representation for Oman in Sanaa for years.
Visit to Muscat
On the other hand, the Yemeni Foreign Minister will meet in Muscat with his Omani counterpart Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, as bin Mubarak affirmed the legitimate government’s keenness to exchange views with officials in the Sultanate, and to push forward to achieve peace in Yemen, as it is the main demand of the Yemeni government, in return for the intransigence and rejection of the Houthi militia. Complete peace, he said.
The Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Minister al-Busaidi received a phone call from his American counterpart Anthony Blinken on Friday, and the two sides discussed the Yemeni crisis, and stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to reach a halt to the war to make way for a peaceful solution. They also stressed the importance and priority of entering humanitarian and living materials for the Yemeni people.
The Omani Foreign Ministry said that the two sides exchanged views on the sustainability of the ceasefire in the occupied Palestinian territories, and mobilizing support for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip.
In this regard, Al Busaidi affirmed the Sultanate’s firm position on the Palestinian issue, and the need to enable the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the basis of the principle of the two-state solution.