Five-party discussions took place involving the European Union and Sweden, the Yemeni government and the coalition and representatives of the Houthi militia, with the aim of improving humanitarian access to Yemen.
A statement by the European Union Mission in Yemen stated that the discussions of these discussions are “constructive”, without revealing their results or details.
He stressed that the European Union and the donor community are in contact with all parties to the conflict in Yemen to remove the many obstacles that stand in the way of providing aid.
The statement said that the European Union and Sweden made efforts to enhance unimpeded access to provide humanitarian aid in Yemen. The US embassy called on the Houthi militia not to interfere in relief work and allow aid to reach Yemenis.
The embassy denied the Houthi allegations, in which they claimed that weapons were found, including artillery shells bearing the USAID logo, during the recent confrontations against the tribes in Al Bayda Governorate.
And the website “Al-Masdar Online” quoted the information and cultural attaché of the American embassy, Zenia Paganini, as saying that the agency’s logo on weapons has not been used for twenty-eight years.
Paganini confirmed that the US Agency for International Development does not provide any party with arms and military support, and its work is limited to providing humanitarian assistance through reliable, independent and impartial humanitarian organizations in Yemen.
Earlier, the military spokesman for the Houthi militia, Yahya Sarai, said that the militia elements found large quantities of weapons in Al-Bayda governorate bearing the USAID logo.
In a press conference, Sorayeh reviewed the weapons found, he said, accusing Washington of supporting certain parties with weapons through organizations that invoke humanitarian action.