UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg visits Riyadh

@UN/Loey Felipe

15 Sep 2021

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg visits Riyadh

Amman, 15 September 2021 - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Hans Grundberg has arrived today in Riyadh where he is scheduled to meet with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials and diplomats.

Mr. Grundberg will meet with Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, House Speaker Sultan Barakani and representatives of Yemeni political parties among others. He will also meet with senior Saudi officials, ambassadors of the UN Security Council permanent member states to Yemen and the US Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking.

This is the first visit of Mr. Grundberg since he took office as UN Special Envoy on 5 September 2021. He is keen to engage with Yemenis and other key interlocutors on how to find durable solutions to the conflict and reach an inclusive political settlement that ends the war and meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people.