Hadramout21:Asharq Al-Awsat

Yemen’s Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar praised Monday the efforts exerted by Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani in international diplomatic circles

Yamani is exerting efforts on explaining the legitimate government’s position on political and battle developments and UN efforts to resume peace negotiations between the government and the Iran-backed Houthi militias

Ahmar agreed during a meeting with Yamani in Riyadh on plans the minister intends to implement in reforming the Yemeni diplomatic corps and diplomatic missions around the world, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat

The Yemeni FM is seeking to activate the role of these missions to attract international support in confronting the Houthis and restoring state institutions from the militias

Yamani had intensified his meetings during the past two weeks with ambassadors of the countries sponsoring the political process in Yemen, including the ambassadors of Western states and the group of 18 countries, which have pledged support to a Gulf-sponsored initiative for Yemen

According to Yemeni government sources, Yamani’s suggestions were met with understanding by Western diplomatic circles, especially regarding the legitimate government’s insistence on restoring Hodeidah and its ports and areas of the west coast under its control

He stressed that this could happen through the Houthis’ voluntary and unconditional surrender or through military operations supported by Saudi-led coalition forces

Yamani also succeeded in convincing the international circles of the threat Yemen is facing by keeping the Houthi militias in the vicinity of international shipping lines in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab Strait

He was also able to convey the legitimate government’s support for UN and international efforts to bring peace to his country and restore regional stability, the sources said