Grundberg concludes visit to Riyadh
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded a visit to Riyadh today.
The Special Envoy met with the President of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al Alimi, as well as Aidrous Al Zubaidi, Tareq Saleh and Faraj Al-Bahsani, members of the Presidential Leadership Council. He also met the Yemeni Foreign Minister, Ahmed bin Mubarak. Discussions focused on the progress of the efforts to reach an agreement that addresses some of the deteriorating living conditions in Yemen, establishes a nationwide ceasefire, and paves the way for an inclusive intra-Yemeni political process under UN auspices.
Grundberg also met with the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen, Mohamed Al Jaber. They agreed on the importance of maintaining an enabling environment for continued constructive dialogue aimed at reaching an inclusive political settlement in Yemen.
In a joint meeting with the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council, Grundberg expressed gratitude for their unity in supporting a resumption of a political process in Yemen.