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SANAA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has reaffirmed the GCC's support for Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) and the internationally-recognized government, the national Yemen TV reported Saturday.

Al-Hajraf made the remarks when meeting with Rashad Al-Alimi, chairman of the PLC, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

The two sides reviewed "developments in Yemen and the efforts to renew the ongoing humanitarian truce," said the Yemeni news outlet.

Al-Hajraf confirmed "the Gulf's continued support for the reforms led by the PLC in various regional and international forums."

For his part, Al-Alimi called on the international community to place pressure on the Houthis to engage in the UN-brokered efforts for a peace settlement and end the civil war in Yemen.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia stormed several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital Sanaa.

The United Nations successfully mediated a two-month truce for the first time since the civil war erupted eight years ago. The truce initially took effect on April 2, then renewed on June 2, and then extended for an additional two months on Aug. 2.

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