Griffith praises UAE support for peace process in Yemen

July 3, 2019
UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffith on Tuesday called for the UAE’s commitment and support for the peace process in Yemen.
The meeting discussed the current developments, especially the Houthi provocations repeated and discussed ways to move forward in the political solution within a clear UN program.
From his official Twitter account, Griffith said he met with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash and UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimi to
discuss moving ahead with the peace process in Yemen. And the steps needed to implement the Stockholm Convention.
“The commitment and support of the UAE encourage us to continue our efforts,” he said. In turn, Dr. Anwar Gargash said that the Arab Alliance seeks a sustainable solution that enhances security and stability in the region through a capable Yemeni state and solid constitutional institutions.
He stressed the need to implement the terms of the Stockholm agreement and the importance of pressure by the international community to implement the obligations contained in the agreement and condemn the systematic
violations are done by the Houthi in this period.
Griffith began his new tour of Saudi Arabia by meeting Yemeni and Saudi officials. Last Wednesday, the Yemeni presidency announced the resumption of full cooperation with Griffith after a break that lasted about two months, after the commitment of the United Nations to work neutrally in the Hodeidah case.
Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh affirmed that the legitimacy and directives of President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi will work positively with Griffith to bring the peace process back on track, in accordance with the three terms
of reference and the essence and spirit of the Swedish agreement.
The Yemeni vice president also stressed the government’s keenness on peace and its commitment to the full implementation of the Swedish agreement, especially with regard to the withdrawal of the Huthi militia from the ports
and the city of Hodeidah and the completion of the file of prisoners and detainees.
“The legitimate government is the sole representative of the Yemeni people and the positive relationship with them is the key to resolving the crisis and resuming the peace process,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a letter.

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