The United States’ support of peace efforts in Yemen are greatly appreciated, Yemen’s Prime Minister Dr. Ma’een Abdulmalik said, according to Yemen News Agency (SABA) .

His statement came during a meeting with the newly appointed US Ambassador to Yemen Steven Fagin and US envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking, in Aden on Wednesday.

The prime minister praised the US administration for supporting the Yemeni government throughout the challenges the country had faced, according to SABA.

Abdulmalik welcomed Fagin, adding that their respective governments would continue their cooperation to further bolster American-Yemeni relations, SABA reported.

The officials also discussed the bilateral ties between Yemen and the US, and the Yemeni government’s ongoing efforts to improve basic services and implement necessary economic and administrative reforms.

According to SABA, the prime minister reiterated the government’s commitment to achieving peace.

For his part, Fagin said he was keen on further boosting bilateral relations between the two countries in different fields and would continue to support the Yemeni government’s efforts.