ROME — Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, UAE Ambassador to Italy, has participated in a seminar titled “Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen”, which was organised by the Saudi embassy in Rome.

The participants expressed their concern over the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and General Supervisor at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, pointed out the importance of cooperation of all in supporting relief and humanitarian work in Yemen.

He also presented figures reflecting the suffering of Yemeni people and the size of the huge assistance provided by Saudi Arabia to the Yemeni people, which has exceeded $8 billion since 2015.

Abdul Raqeeb Fath, the Minister of Local Administration in Yemen, emphasised the importance of working in the relief sector in Yemen as part of a decentralisation strategy. He added it will also reduce the risk of seizure and exploitation of aid by Al Houthi militants to achieve political and military gains.

Italian Senator Nicola Latorre, Chairman of the Italian Senate’s Defence Committee, praised the Italian-Saudi friendship and the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts. He condemned the recent ballistic missile attack on Riyadh, and expressed his hope to restore peace, security, and legitimacy in Yemen.

The seminar was attended by a number of Arab and foreign ambassadors, diplomats, politicians, and journalists.