PM hails Riyadh agreement for peace in Yemen.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday hailed the agreement between Yemen's Hadi government and the United Arab Emirates-backed separatists.

'Pakistan welcomes the conclusion of the landmark Riyadh Agreement, as a result of the initiative taken by the Saudi leadership and support by UAE Government. We believe it is a crucial and important step forward towards a political solution and durable peace and security in Yemen,' PM Khan tweeted.

The internationally recognised government of Yemen led by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi signed the power-sharing deal in Riyadh with separatists in the south of the country, who enjoy backing of the UAE, to end the deadly feud in the anti-Houthi bloc. The separatists had taken over control of Aden from the Saudi-backed forces loyal to Hadi in August this year.

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