UN Special Envoy for Yemen visits Muscat
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, visited Muscat and met the Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the Omani Foreign Ministry, Khalifa Al Harthy, and other senior Omani officials. Discussions focused on ways to provide concerted support to the parties in Yemen towards resuming an inclusive political process under United Nations auspices. Special Envoy Grundberg expressed gratitude to Oman’s constructive role and steadfast support to the United Nations peace mediation efforts.
In Oman, Special Envoy Grundberg also met with Ansar Allah’s chief negotiator, Mohammed Abdel Salam, to explore next steps to agree on measures to improve living conditions in Yemen, implement a nationwide ceasefire, and reach an inclusive political settlement through a Yemeni-led political process facilitated by the United Nations. In this context, Grundberg stressed the need for the parties to make the necessary compromises to address both immediate and long-term priorities and to achieve a political transition that meets the aspirations of Yemeni men and women.