Lebanon appreciates the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia in supporting ceasefire and prisoner swaps in Yemen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement noted that Lebanon appreciates the continuous assistance from Saudi Arabia in reaching a comprehensive and sustainable political solution to the Yemeni crisis which would preserve the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Yemen, free Yemeni people from suffering and insecurity, and fulfill Yemen’s aspiration for development, prosperity, and peace.
Last month, Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi militia held direct talks aimed at reviving a ceasefire in the war-torn nation.
Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating civil war since 2014, with the Houthis fighting against the internationally-recognized Yemeni government. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition intervened in the conflict in support of the Yemeni government in 2015.