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Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, has reiterated Qatar's support for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

This is based on the Gulf initiative, and its executive mechanism, outcome of the National Dialogue, the Riyadh

Declaration and UN Security Council related resolutions, in particular resolution 2216.

In his statement to the round-table meeting at the ministerial level, on "The humanitarian situation in Yemen," the minister noted the contributions of Qatar, in the concrete humanitarian and relief efforts in Yemen, either directly or through its participation in the coalition, to support the legitimacy in Yemen.

The meeting was called for by the British Minister of State for International Development, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, and Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic


The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, also referred to the Doha conference, which was organised by 13 regional and international humanitarian organisations, to drum up donations for Yemen, where US$223 million were collected, US$100 million of which were raised by Qatari donors.

The Qatari humanitarian organisations' contributions and pledges, exceeded US$18 million, and the Qatari Red Crescent had established a field hospital in Yemen, at a cost of more than US$4 million.

The Minister also renewed emphasis on respect for the Coalition for the rules of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and the keenness to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people.

He noted the Coalition visible efforts too, whether by providing assistance, or by facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid shipments, and basic materials, in coordination with Yemen's government and international relief organisations, as well as, provide support, in order to ensure the security of employees of international organisations and to facilitate the performance of their duties.


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