The U .N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels.
Martin Griffiths states “Yemen Vice President Ali Mohsen in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh was “very productive” and also he is determined to restart soonest possible consultations with the parties.”
The conferences are the very first that Griffiths has had with government officials since President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi delivered a letter to the U.N. chief in May criticizing his envoy for allegedly siding with the rebels.
Pressures arose between Griffiths and Hadi last month after the U .N. declared the long-delayed Houthi withdrawal from the port city of Hodeida, a move criticized by the government as a “farce .”
The “redeployment of Houthis” from Hodeida was a part of a U .N. brokered deal.