Yemen’s FM, UN envoy discuss final arrangements for Geneva round of talks

September 3, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani met here on Sunday with United Nations Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, where they discussed the final arrangements for the round of peace consultations, scheduled to be held in Geneva on September 6.

The two sides agreed on the importance of going to Geneva with good faith for reaching understandings to build confidence, which would contribute to alleviating the current humanitarian crisis facing the Yemeni people and giving the Yemenis hope of getting rid of suffering and living in peace.

Al-Yamani renewed keenness of the legitimate government on finding a way out of this crisis triggered by the Houthi militias through their major crime of overthrowing the state and getting the country dragged into the cycle of war. He affirmed that the government will deal positively with all the initiatives for the release of detainees and prisoners and the mechanism to pay salaries of public sector employees.

In turn, Griffiths reviewed the themes and arrangements for the Geneva consultations. He expressed his hope for progress in this round, especially with the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen, which requires the sense of responsibility and concerted efforts of everyone to give the Yemeni people the opportunity to restore their state and its security and stability.

Source: International Islamic News Agency