UN Special Envoy for Yemen concludes visit to Sana’a
Amman, 13 April 2022 – The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded today a three day visit to Sana’a. He met with senior political officials in Sana’a to discuss the ongoing implementation of the different elements of the two-month truce in Yemen, as well as ways to strengthen, renew and consolidate the truce. He also discussed the way forward, including strengthening economic and humanitarian measures and moving toward a permanent ceasefire. He also met with the UN country team and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Mr. Grundberg discussed progress made on the implementation of the truce so far, including the need to sustain the de-escalation of violence in all parts of the country, entry of fuel ships into the Hudaydah sea ports, efforts to resume a number of flights in and out of Sana’a airport, and efforts to hold a meeting to discuss the opening of roads in Taiz and other governorates. He underlined the need to continue simultaneously implementing and making progress on the different elements of the truce, as well as using it as an opportunity to cultivate and foster trust between the parties. He stressed that the parties need to make use of the UN mechanisms to implement and sustain the truce.
“The truce in all its different elements aims first and foremost to improve conditions for civilians by providing some relief and a much-needed break from the violence. We hope that the parties will cooperate on sustaining this truce and use it a stepping-stone to a just, inclusive and sustainable political solution in Yemen.” said Mr. Grundberg.