Andrew has spent his week in Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia meeting prominent figures including Yemen’s President Hadi.
The newly reappointed Minister of State at the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development had back to back meetings to discuss the current crisis in Yemen and a range of regional and bilateral issues. Returning this morning he said;
“The Yemen situation is multilayered and complex. The solution is clearly political, not military, demanding negotiation and dialogue. In the meantime, international donors must urgently support the hard pressed, long suffering people of Yemen who are living life on the edge.”