Press release on the closing of the two-day consultative meeting with Yemeni public and political figures
Amman, 27 February 2020 - The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) concluded a two-day consultative meeting with Yemeni public and political figures today, Thursday, in Amman, Jordan.
The meeting brought together a diverse group of Yemeni stakeholders, men and women, to discuss the prospects of resuming the official political process. Discussions included challenges against the resumption of the peace process and opportunities that could be utilized to push the process forward.
“It was encouraging hearing from the participants that we share the same vision for peace in Yemen. We all agree that sustainable peace is only possible through an inclusive, comprehensive and negotiated solution. We all agree that confidence-building measures cannot survive without a political process to give them direction and meaning,” said Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen.
Participants debated on different approaches, guarantees and incentives that could help the peace process move forward.
“I am particularly grateful for the frankness of the participants and the constructive debates we have had here,” Mr. Griffiths said in his closing remarks, “We will continue our consultative meetings and engage in a constructive dialogue with the aim of bringing Yemenis closer to peace and prosperity.”
Watch the opening remarks by the UN Special Envoy at a consultative meeting with Yemeni public and political figures