INTERVIEW: Scene is set for more face-to-face talks on an end to war in Yemen

20 December 2018

2018 has been “terrifying” for Yemenis, who have suffered from a conflict characterised by indiscriminate military attacks, and the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

But in December, the tireless work of Martin Griffiths, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, and his team bore fruit: the warring parties agreed to UN-brokered talks, convened in Sweden, which led to a ceasefire agreement in and around the city and port of Hudaydah, crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, desperately needed by much of the country’s population.

In an exclusive interview with Reem Abaza, the chief of our UN News Arabic service, she started by asking Mr. Griffiths to assess the success of the agreement reached in Sweden.

Audio Credit:
Reem Abaza, UN News - Arabic
Audio Duration:
13'9"

 

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