WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Yemen is engulfed in a military conflict between Houthis, the country’s main opposition faction, and government forces.
"Both leaders agreed on the urgency of the full resumption of UN-facilitated Yemeni peace talks without preconditions," the press release read.
In late March, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states began airstrikes against the Houthis at the request of Yemen’s President-in-Exile Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
At present, nearly 13 million Yemenis are facing food shortages and 1.8 million children are likely to suffer from some form of malnutrition in 2015 as a result of the conflict.
Earlier on Thursday, the US National Security Council announced $89 million extra aid to Yemen that will finance emergency relief for vulnerable civilians.