Ban urges good faith participation by all sides in Yemen's national dialogue
In a statement issued yesterday evening by a UN spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban also urged parties in Yemen to continue working closely with his Special Adviser on the country, Jamal Benomar.
“The Secretary-General strongly encourages all concerned to resolve their differences through genuine dialogue to enable the people of Yemen to advance the transition process,” the statement adds.
The UN chief notes in particular the Council's continuing concern about the interference "by those intent on disrupting, delaying or derailing the transition process" and the Council's "readiness to consider further measures in response to any actions by individuals or parties that are aimed at disrupting the transition process."
“The Secretary-General calls on all sides to participate in the National Dialogue in good faith and to refrain from any obstruction of the transition process,” the spokesman's statement said.
Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition, with a Government of National Unity, which came to power in an election in February 2012 following protests that led to the resignation of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.