Member of the Supreme Political Council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has welcomed the remarks made by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok regrading the withdrawal of Sudanese mercenaries from Yemen.
Mohammed al-Houthi described the statements of the Sudanese Prime Minister regarding his plan to withdraw his country’s forces from Yemen as “positive.”
“The Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, announced on Friday, December 6th, his intention to return the Sudanese soldiers, in an interview he conducted with the American Atlantic Council Research Center, in which he said that the presence of Sudanese forces in Yemen is a legacy left by the previous regime. These are positive words,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi wrote on Twitter.
He added that “Bringing the forces back meets the aspirations of the Sudanese people, and will save lives.”
On Friday, Sudan ‘s new Prime Minister Abdalluh Hamdok pledged to withdraw all Sudanese troops from the conflict against Yemen.
“Sudan’s only involvement in the war in Yemen should be to help the warring parties reach a political solution to the crisis,” Hamdok said.
“The government has inherited the military involvement in Yemen from the previous government of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled in April after a popular uprising against his rule,” he added.
“The conflict in Yemen has no military solution, whether from us or from anywhere in the world,” Hamdok said. “It has to be resolved through political means. We will help our brothers and sisters in Yemen and play our role with the rest to help them address this.”
Sudanese soldiers and paramilitary fighters have been unofficially fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition against the National Salvation Government, in return for Saudi payments to the al-Bashir government.