Ball is in Hothis court for bringing peace to Yemen: Ambassador Motahar Alashabi

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APP52-08 ISLAMABAD: May 08 – Yemeni Ambassador Mohammed Motahar Alashabi exchanging views with MD APP Masood Malik during his visit to APP Headquarters. APP photo by Afzaal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD, May 8 (APP):The government is making sincere endeavors to initiate peace dialogue with Hoti Militia in Yemen to end bloodshed and bring normalcy in the war stricken country, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to Pakistan, Mohammed Motahar Alashabi said.
He was talking to the Managing Director of the Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APP), Masood Ahmed Malik during
his visit to the APP Headquarters here Tuesday. Director Diplomatic Affairs, APP was also present in the meeting.
Motahar Alashabi said that his government firmly believes that there should be end to the bloodshed of Yemenis who were
on both sides of the conflict, but he added, Hothis were neither listening nor showing any interest in resolving the issue.
Replying to a question, he said that his country has become host of international politics as several other countries were
playing role positively or negatively due to which it was very difficult to resolve the issue.
To another question he said, Pakistan was his second home as he had served in Pakistan earlier too. He said there were
so many commonalities between the two people and Pakistani were very hospitable, caring and easily mix up. They always
showed their sympathies and good gestures for Yemen and equally desirous to see peace there, he remarked.
He was informed that Pakistan’s premier National News Agency had signed a news exchange protocol with National News Agency of Yemen-Saba and they have been exchanging news but it was no operational.
He said that the state news agency has been taken over by the rebels and his government is currently working out a new
set up. He assured that the cooperation between the two News Agencies would soon be put back to operation.
Masood Ahmed Malik , MD APP invited the visiting ambassador in the forthcoming International Conference of News
Agencies organized by APP on May 13-14, 2018 which he accepted to represent his country’s News Agency, Saba.
Later Masood Ahmed Malik presented APP memento to Mohammed Motahar Alashabi.