Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Bogdanov on Wednesday received in Moscow a delegation representing Ansarullah revolutionary movement in Yemen.
Bogdanov, who is Russian presidential envoy for Middle East and Africa, called for urgent measures on ensuring stable and durable ceasefire in Yemen, according to a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
“The talks mainly focused on the continuing acute political crisis in Yemen. At the same time, it was noted that achieving normalization of the situation in Yemen is possible only by peaceful means, vie broad national dialogue that takes into account the interests of all main political forces in the country,” the statement said.
The Yemen delegation was headed by Ansarullah spokesman, Mohammad Abdul Salam. It also included Hamza al-Houthi and Mahdi al-Shammat.
The sides discussed in detail prospects of settlement on the basis of the roadmap developed by UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Russian news agency, TASS, reported.
“They also stressed importance of urgent measures on ensuring stable and durable ceasefire, improvement of humanitarian situation, as well as decisive fight against terrorist groups operating on the territory of Yemen,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.
The ministry noted that Ansarullah delegation “highly assessed” the Russian approach and spoke in favor of Moscow’s continuing efforts aimed at “soonest refusal of forceful confrontation by the parties in the Yemeni conflict” and resolution of other pressing problems which the country faces today.