Griffiths, Zayani discuss Yemen's developments

Sana'a - Hodeida (Debriefer)
2019-08-27 | Since 11 Month

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The UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and GCC Secretary-General Abdul Latif al-Zayani discussed on Monday the political and security developments in Yemen.

Their meeting in Riyadh addressed "efforts exerted by the UN envoy to make contacts with parties concerned with the Yemeni crisis in a bid to resume political talks leading to political solution for conflict in Yemen in accordance with the GCC Initiative, National Dialogue outputs and the UNSC Resolution 2216," said the GCC general secretariat website.

They also discussed new efforts by the UN "to implement Stockholm Agreement, ways for further efforts to facilitate humanitarian aid delivery to Yemeni provinces and alleviate Yemeni people sufferings," the website added.

Yemen has been racked by a 4-year bloody conflictbetween the internationally-recognized Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.

Yemen conflict hastriggered what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.

Parties to the 4-year war in Yemen, after 8-day peace talks in Sweden, reached on the 13th of last December an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces, exchanging prisoners and alleviating blockade imposed by Houthis on Taiz.

But none of this has taken place so far, with both sides trading blames for trying to thwart the deal.

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