Egypt calls for political solution in Yemen

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh ShoukryThe Egyptian foreign ministry called for a political solution that saves Yemen from slipping into long term war.

The ministry made the remarks in a statement issued after the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shukri, received his Yemeni counterpart, Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, in Cairo.

According to the statement, the two foreign ministers discussed the political and security situation in Yemen in detail.

Shukri stressed that “there is no military solution to the Yemeni crisis” adding that Egypt will always be ready to provide political support for peace efforts as well as United Nations mediation efforts.

The Egyptian foreign minister also stressed the importance of finding a political solution to the Yemeni crisis.

UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths is due to visit Yemen in an effort to revive the stalled peace process.