The spokesman of the Arab Coalition backing Yemen against Iran-aligned Houthishas expressed support forthe continuing efforts of the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths to broker a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Yemen.
In a press conference in Riyadh on Monday, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, pointed that, however, the mediation efforts are still facing a maximalist stance on the Houthi side.
A delegation from the Coalition's Combined Forces has been to the EU to discuss the political, humanitarian and military efforts to lift the suffering of the Yemeni people, he said.
Maliki said that on the humanitarian issue, the delegation pointed to the Houthi disruption of the movement of humanitarian aid convoys, international workers and international organizations inside Yemen.
He cited the Coalition's humanitarian alleviation efforts, including the recent Massive Humanitarian Operations plan in Yemen.
He said that 22 ports of entry in Yemen are in operation allowing the flow of goods and humanitarian aid to Yemen through land, air and sea.