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The Extension of the truce in the Republic of Yemen (Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

August 3, 2022
  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the extension of the truce in the Republic of Yemen announced by the United Nations on August 2, 2022(local time). Japan highly appreciates the efforts made by all parties in Yemen and the important roles which regional countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman have been playing, in realizing the extension of the truce. Japan reiterates its support for the efforts of Mr. Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen to realize peace and stability in Yemen.
  2. There is no military solution to the Yemeni conflict, but a political solution through dialogue among the Yemeni people. From this perspective, the Government of Japan strongly hopes that this truce agreement will continue to be observed by all parties, roads in Taiz and other governorates will be opened, and the parties will make progress in the dialogue towards realizing a permanent peace in Yemen.
  3. The Government of Japan has been actively providing humanitarian assistance for Yemen, including the emergency food assistance announced on May 10, 2022, to support the truce, and remains committed to continue making efforts, in cooperation with the United Nations and countries concerned, to realize peace and stability in Yemen.

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