Japan-Yemen Relations

August 4, 2023

Mr. HAYASHI Katsuyoshi, Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (former Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen), visited the Sultanate of Oman from July 29 to August 2, and held consultations about the situation in Yemen with parties concerned to the Yemeni conflict, including Mr. Mohammed Abdulsalam, Spokesman for the Houthis as well as H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Issa Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Diplomatic Affairs, the Sultanate of Oman. The overview is as follows.

  1. In the consultation with the Houthis, Special Assistant HAYASHI expressed Japan’s strong hopes that the intra-Yemeni dialogue will soon be held towards realizing a permanent peace in Yemen, and urged the Houthis to reach a political solution to realize peace and stability in Yemen.
  2. In the consultations with Undersecretary Sheikh Khalifa, Special Assistant HAYASHI stated that the Government of Japan also highly appreciates the efforts made by the Sultanate of Oman towards renewing the truce and realizing a durable peace in Yemen. Both sides confirmed that Japan and Oman would continue to closely work together regarding the Yemeni issue.
  3. The Government of Japan, in cooperation with the United Nations and countries concerned, will continue to work actively to realize peace and stability in Yemen through providing necessary assistance and diplomatic efforts.
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