Turkey welcomed the cease-fire announced by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said: “We welcome the announcement of the cease-fire by the Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia, going into effect as of today (April 9) in response to the call of UN Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres], to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Yemen.”

“We call on all parties to comply with the cease-fire and refrain from all acts which will impede the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in these extraordinary times,” it added.

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