UN Special Envoy meets with the Government of Yemen in Riyadh to advance the peace process in Yemen

Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (L) and Yemeni Vice-President Ali Mohsen (R) shake hands at their meeting in Riyadh, 26 June 2019 (Photo:OSESGY)

Riyadh, 26 June 2019 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths met today in Riyadh with Yemeni Vice-President Ali Mohsen.

The meeting discussed steps needed to move forward with the peace process in Yemen and reiterated the importance of achieving substantial and speedy progress in implementing the Stockholm Agreement.

“I had very productive meetings with Vice-President Ali Mohsen. I was encouraged by the openness and flexibility of the Government of Yemen and its continued commitment towards achieving peace. I am determined to advance the peace process, based on the National Dialogue Outcome, the GCC initiative and related security council resolutions and restart soonest possible consultations with the parties”, Griffiths said.

The Special Envoy reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to continue working with the parties for a comprehensive Yemeni-led peace agreement in Yemen, and urged all parties to create a conducive environment to make this a reality.