U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
October 17, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
On October 17, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met with the President of the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and Foreign Minister Mohammed Hadhrami in Riyadh. The Under Secretary reaffirmed U.S. support for the unity of Yemen and for the ROYG as Yemen’s legitimate government. He expressed support for the political process led by UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and stressed that a political solution is the only path to a peaceful, prosperous, stable, and unified Yemen. Under Secretary Hale also commended the Yemeni government’s longstanding partnership on counterterrorism efforts.