Special Envoy Hans Grundberg concludes a visit to London
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded a visit to the United Kingdom today, Tuesday. Mr. Grundberg met with James Cleverly, the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and a number of senior British officials. Discussions included the deteriorating economic situation in Yemen as well as the recent military escalation and its impact on the prospects of reaching a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict.
"There are no sustainable solutions to be gained from military escalation. The parties can and should engage in a sustained political dialogue aimed at de-escalating the violence and finding a way towards a negotiated comprehensive solution. The United Nations has been and will always be ready and eager to support this process,” Mr. Grundberg said, “The structured and consistent support of the international community and the Security Council member states is essential for the success of this effort. The
United Kingdom’s expression of support during this visit is encouraging and appreciated.”