UN chief welcomes resumption of negotiations to ‘steer Yemen through’ political impasse

8 February 2015

The Secretary-General has today welcomed the announcement that the UN-facilitated negotiations in Yemen will reconvene on Monday.

According to a statement released by the Secretary-General's Spokesperson, Mr. Ban's Special Adviser on Yemen, Mr. Jamal Benomar, will bring the various political parties and constituencies together to discuss how to peacefully steer Yemen through the current challenging period.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the full commitment of the United Nations to assist the Yemenis in finding a consensual solution to the current political impasse,” said the statement. “He urges all sides to resolve themselves to complete the political transition as set forth in the Implementation Mechanism of the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and the Peace and National Partnership Agreement.”

The UN chief also called on all sides to negotiate in good faith and in the spirit of compromise, further urging all sides to cooperate with his Special Adviser on Yemen, Mr. Benomar, who enjoys his full support.


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