UN Special Envoy for Yemen concludes visit to Aden

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11 May 2022

UN Special Envoy for Yemen concludes visit to Aden

Amman, 11 May 2022 – The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded today a two-day visit to Aden where he met with the President of the Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Alimi, Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, and Vice President of the Presidential Leadership Council, Tareq Saleh.

Mr. Grundberg discussed the status of the truce and the tangible benefits it has delivered so far to Yemeni civilians, particularly the significant reduction in civilian casualties. Discussions also explored ways to overcome challenges particularly with regards to opening roads in Taiz and other governorates and resuming commercial flights from Sana’a airport. 

"The parties need to move swiftly in implementing all elements of the truce in parallel to reduce the impact of the war on civilians and facilitate the freedom of movement of people and goods. I urge them to work constructively and demonstrate their commitment in all its humanitarian elements," Mr. Grundberg said. “I will continue my active support to Yemeni parties to identify solutions, increase confidence and build on the truce to move towards a comprehensive and sustainable political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of Yemeni women and men.