||<p>The security situation in Yemen is of great concern. Working with partners and
agencies, we are monitoring developments and doing all we can to end the conflict.
The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and will continue to do so.
My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Yemen in March. He also hosted
a ministerial Quad meeting last month to discuss implementation of the Hodeidah agreement
and next steps in the political process. I welcome reports over the weekend that the
Houthis have begun their withdrawal from Hodeidah. I look forward to receiving independent
verification from the UN and hearing the assessment of the UN Special Envoy during
his briefing to the Security Council.</p><p> </p>