On Sunday, the head of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, called for holding a donor conference to rebuild the war-torn country.
In a speech at the Cairo-based Arab League, Al-Alimi said, “We seek to arrange an Arab and international meeting to rebuild Yemen in coordination with the Saudi-Emirati-led coalition and the Gulf Cooperation Council.”
By refusing to reopen roads in areas under their control, Al-Alimi accused Houthi rebels of violating a UN-brokered truce in Yemen.
An official visit was conducted by Al-Alimi, on Friday, to Egypt where he met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
Warring rivals in Yemen agreed to extend the UN-brokered truce for two additional months on June 2.
All military operations were halted under the truce agreed upon, which was first reached on April 2. The agreement also allowed the operation of commercial flights from rebel-held Sanaa Airport in the Yemeni capital.
Since September 2014, when Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa, Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability.
In early 2015, the Saudi-led coalition entered the war in a bid to restore the Yemeni government to power.
With millions suffering from hunger, the eight-year conflict has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.