OREANDA-NEWS Russia is interested in helping to resolve the problems and crises in Yemen, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a meeting with Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak in Moscow.

"Your country is going through a very difficult period once again. We are interested in helping to overcome the existing difficulties, achieve a settlement and continue our bilateral relations and cooperation on regional and international affairs," Lavrov said.

The Prime Minister of the internationally recognized government of Yemen, Ahmed bin Mubarak, is visiting Moscow only about three weeks after his appointment to this post, at the same time he holds the post of Foreign Minister.

Yemen, which has been in civil conflict for nine years, has been in a fragile lull since the Yemeni government and the Ansar Allah group failed to reach an agreement on extending the truce, which lasted for six months, on October 2, 2022. It was expected that at the beginning of this year, the parties to the conflict in Saudi Arabia would sign a "roadmap" to establish peace in that country, but against the background of the Houthi attack on ships in the Red Sea and airstrikes on Yemen by the United States and Great Britain, this process was suspended.