Ambassadors Level Economic Quad Meeting

Joint Statement

Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates met in Riyadh on 11 February 2019 to discuss the current economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen.

In light of recent reports of illegal interference in the operations of a number of local banks in Sana’a and the arrests of banking staff, the four nations strongly condemn these and other illegal acts carried out by the Houthis that pose a threat to civilians and the economy of Yemen. The four nations firmly request lifting the imposed regulations on the local banks in Sana’a, which impede commercial imports and desperately needed humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, the four nations encourage stabilizing the Yemeni Riyal and strengthening Yemen’s economy by consolidating revenues, paying all public salaries, and continuing to strengthen the Central Bank of Yemen.