Riyadh/Aden — Saudi Arabia “strongly condemned” an attack on a convoy carrying two Yemeni government officials on Sunday.
A car bomb exploded earlier on Sunday in the center of the de facto capital, Aden, killing six people and wounding seven. It targeted the governor of Aden Ahmed Lamles and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Salem Al-Saqtri.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry condemning the terrorist act against the legitimate Yemeni government, and all Yemeni people, said the Kingdom stands in solidarity with and supports Yemen and the Yemenis as it has done since the first day of the war.
Furthermore, the Kingdom called on all parties to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement to unite ranks, confront terrorism, achieve security and stability and restore their country.
The Kingdom also offered sincere condolences and sympathy to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi spoke to Lamles and inquired about his health following the attack.
Additionally, he announced a “comprehensive investigation” into the attack and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani also condemned the attack to impede the government’s efforts to normalize the conditions in areas liberated from the Houthis.