President of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat speaks on 31st anniversary of Yemeni unification

President of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat speaks on 31st anniversary of Yemeni unification

President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, congratulated on Friday the Yemeni people on the 31st anniversary of the Yemeni national unity, on May 22.

Al-Mashat said in his speech on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of Yemeni unity, he also sent a cable of congratulations to the Leader of the Revolution Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, and to the Yemeni people, the army, the Popular Committees and the security services.

He added that “this occasion coincides with the victories and struggles made by the heroes of the Resistance in Palestine that returned to the nation its spirit after a long time.”

President Al-Mashat said that the US and British administrations, in cooperation with the Israeli enemy and the countries of the West, worked to target the Palestinian cause.

President of Yemen Mahdi Al-Mashat affirmed that the US and the Zionists worked to present the Palestinian liberation movements of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the factions as an enemy.

Moreover, the president of Yemen called on the leadership of the coalition, represented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to lift the siege on the Yemeni people and to engage seriously in talks, and to stop their military and economic war as well as their military presence in the lands and waters of Yemen.

In his speech,  President al-Mashat called for a joint action to stop all hostilities on all sides, and to address the effects and repercussions of the war.

He called for the resumption of relations on the basis of sincere brotherhood, good neighbourliness, mutual respect, joint cooperation, and the maintenance of the security and sovereignty of the two countries and its people.

The president reiterated that the United Nations needs to contribute effectively to achieving peace.

Mahdi al-Mashat affirmed that the enemy insistence on linking the humanitarian fields with the fields of the military and political conflict is an “incomprehensible and unjustified act, and will remain an obstacle to achieving peace. Whoever insists on this or legitimises the continuation of the siege of the oppressed Yemeni people, bears the responsibility for all of this.”

On 22 May 1990, Yemen was united into one single republic, after decades of separation as a result of foreign interference and colonialism.

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