The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen today welcomed the commitment of the Government, the Houthis and the General People’s Congress to participate in peace talks that he will convene in the region next week.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed applauded the decision of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and other Yemeni parties to attend the talks, for which a venue and date will be announced in the coming days.
He urged the participants in the talks to engage constructively and in good faith, recognising the need for a rapid end to the violence which has brought intolerable levels of suffering to the Yemeni people.
The aim of the upcoming talks is to create a framework for an agreement on implementation mechanisms for UN Security Council resolution 2216, a ceasefire and the restoration of a peaceful political transition.
Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed voiced his gratitude for the support of States in the region and in the international community for their efforts to help Yemenis find a way out of the current conflict.