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The United States welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosting discussions with the Houthi-led delegation in Riyadh.  This important step towards peace expands on a series of engagements between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis (Ansar Allah).

The United States supports reinvigorating the Yemeni-Yemeni political process under United Nations auspices to bring an end to the conflict.  We especially appreciate the important role the Sultanate of Oman played in facilitating the visit, which we hope will foster trust and explore ways to definitively end the war in Yemen while enabling Yemenis to determine their future.  The talks in Riyadh follow a visit by senior U.S. officials to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates last week to consult with our regional partners and the Yemeni parties about a viable path toward peace.

We are in the 18th month of calm since the truce began on April 2, 2022.  The United States looks forward to achieving progress on a durable ceasefire, inclusive Yemeni-Yemeni talks, and a resolution to the dire humanitarian crisis.  We wish Saudi Arabia, Oman, and all the stakeholders success in this important visit and encourage a return to a peace process that reflects the broad range of Yemeni actors and their aspirations.

U.S. Department of State

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