Guterres to send his political affairs agent to Yemen next week

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will next week send his political affairs envoy, Rosemary de Carlo, to Riyadh to meet with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Yemeni government officials.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is sending his Deputy to Saudi Arabia to discuss the issue of dealing with the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and the Yemeni government's demands for the UN envoy's commitment to Security Council resolutions related to the Yemeni crisis and the political solution in Yemen, Al-Arabiya Net reported.

A senior Yemeni source confirmed the Yemeni government's commitment to obtain guarantees not to repeat Envoy Griffith excesses contained in the letter of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and work in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations.

The sources also confirmed that the United Nations Secretariat and Britain are keen to end this crisis between the Yemeni government and Martin Griffith before the next briefing of the UN envoy to the Security Council on Friday (June 17th).

At the end of last May, the Yemeni president presented in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations what he described as the "excesses" of UN envoy Martin Griffith.

Yemen has been involved in a war between Yemeni and Houthi forces since 2014 and escalated with Saudi Arabia's intervention at the head of a military alliance in March 2015 in support of the internationally recognized government after the Huthis seized large areas, including Sanaa and Hodeidah, which has a strategic port from which most commercial goods and aid come from.



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