The Special Envoy and Yemeni figures discuss the resumption of the political process

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Amman, 8 August 2018 – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, convened a consultative meeting of 22 public Yemeni figures and women activists, in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2018.

The two-day meeting, which discussed the resumption of the political process, comes within the continuous efforts of the UN Envoy to engage in consultations with all Yemeni parties. “The main purpose of the meeting is to have the opportunity to consult with Yemeni social and political figures who possess a unique knowledge of the Yemeni society”, said the Special Envoy for Yemen, who chaired the meeting.

Griffiths underscored that a negotiated political settlement through inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue is the only way to end the Yemeni conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.