Political Analysis

Egypt concerned over Yemen situation

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern on the Houthi takeover in Yemen. However, in an official statement, ministry spokesperson Badr Abdelatty called on respecting the Yemenis’ will in achieving their legal democratic aspirations.

He added there should a political resolution instead of escalating the violence, to respect the National Democratic Conference outcomes and implement the Gulf initiative agreement.

He added the constitution sets clear political standards that fit all Yemeni affiliations and the new parliament will include representative calibers, and implement the outcomes of the peace and partnership agreement.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is reportedly raising the Yemen issue for discussion among world ministers, on the sidelines of the International Security Conference held in Munich. He is also making several phone calls on the regional level, especially with counterparts in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

As ships en route between the GCC and the Mediterranean pass through Yemen’s coastal waters, the country’s security status is crucial for several countries, especially oil importing ones. However, it has been witnessing several waves of conflict and division attempts between the north and the south.