U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
February 14, 2019
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for President Hadi’s continued cooperation on counterterrorism efforts between the United States and the Republic of Yemen Government. The Secretary emphasized the need for the Republic of Yemen Government and the Houthis to swiftly implement agreements made in Sweden and continue working with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on advancing the political process. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed efforts to help alleviate the dire humanitarian situation. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed that now is the time to transition from conflict to compromise in order for all Yemenis to achieve a brighter future.