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Ambassador Zhang Jun: China will work with the international community to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

(From Chinese Mission to the United Nations)

2020/06/02

On June 2, the United Nations and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia co-hosted a Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations delivered remarks at the event.

Ambassador Zhang said, China supports the call for ceasefire made by Secretary-General Guterres and his Special Envoy Griffths, and welcomes the extended unilateral ceasefire made by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Coalition. The political settlement represents the only solution to the Yemeni issue. China supports a UN-led, comprehensive and inclusive political process, urges all parties to implement the Stockholm Agreement and the Riyadh Agreement and make more efforts toward the cessation of violence and the building of mutual trust. China hopes the international community pays close attention to possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the desert locust infestation on Yemen, work together to lend a helping hand. Parties concerned should provide safe and unhindered access for humanitarian aids.

Ambassador Zhang said, China has been providing Yemen with food, medical supplies and other assistance and will continue to do whatever we can to support the Yemeni people. China will continue to work with the international community, make all efforts towards political settlement and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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