The Foreign Minister of Yemen Hisham Sharaf sponsored and addressed a seminar in the capital of Yemen on Nov. 7, dedicated to China’s Policy Paper on the Arab World, and to Yemen’s potential role in the Belt and Road Initiative. Foreign Minister Sharaf reviewed the friendly and productive historical relations with China, including many infrastructure projects that it had contributed to modern Yemen in the past decades before the outbreak of the Saudi war on Yemen in 2015. He expressed Yemen’s full readiness to join the Belt and Road Initiative and to protect the Maritime Silk Road at the Bab El-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea, and he urged China to play a constructive role in the political solution for the war in Yemen. The Chinese government does not yet recognize the government in Sana’a, which Sharaf represents, but rather the government of deposed President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is in exile in Saudi Arabia and has little or no control of matters in Yemen.
The Foreign Minister of Yemen, Eng. Hisham Sharaf, sent a letter to Helga-Zepp LaRouche and all members of the international LaRouche Movement, expressing gratitude for the campaign they have been waging to stop the war of aggression on Yemen and calling for integrating Yemen into the New Silk Road paradigm. The minister had been given the LaRouche statement personally on Sept. 13 by Fouad Al-Ghaffari, the chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS.
On Sept. 13, Engineer Hisam Sharaf, the Foreign Minister of Yemen, received in his office in Sana’a a copy of the statement of the LaRouche Movement calling for an international investigation of the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen, and other emergency measures. The statement was hand-delivered by Schiller Institute friend Fouad Al-Ghaffari, Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS, and President of the Yemeni Youth Cabinet.
The Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with BRICS, Fouad Al-Ghaffari, published the following short statement on social media on March 8.