“We welcome the formation of the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen on 7 April. We hope that this development will be instrumental in making the existing truce between all sides permanent and start a process that will pave the way to a political solution in the country,” the Ministry said.
“Türkiye, as has always been the case, will also continue in the coming period, its efforts for the well-being of the Yemeni people, for the preservation of the territorial integrity and constitutional legitimacy of Yemen, and its support for the resolution of the conflict through dialogue,” the Ministry added.
On Thursday, in a televised address, Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi resigned, dismissed Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, and transferred the powers of the president and vice president to the Presidential Leadership Council, with Rashad al-Alimi, former interior minister under President Saleh, as its chairman.
The Hadi faction's claim to the presidency is contested by the Houthi Supreme Political Council's chairman, Mahdi al-Mashat, who is only recognized by Iran.