In a statement released by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the organization affirmed its commitment to finding a “political solution to the Yemeni crisis and achieving security, stability, and peace in Yemen.”
GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf met with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak on Sunday in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh to discuss the situation in Yemen.
He went on to say that the GCC is eager to “support every effort that serves the interests of the Yemeni people and contributes to the enhancement of Yemen’s stability and territorial integrity.
Saudi Arabia has invited Yemen’s warring parties to Riyadh on March 29 to discuss the possibility of reestablishing a peace settlement in the country.
Houthi rebels demanded a meeting in a neutral country, but Yemen’s government accepted their invitation.
Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who took control of much of Yemen in 2014, including the capital Sanaa, are currently being fought by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in coalition.
More than 13 million people face starvation as a result of the country’s eight-year civil war, according to UN estimates.