YEMEN Press Agency

UN envoy: Agreement of parties to conflict in Yemen is imminent

SANAA, June 22 (YPA) – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Thursday said that an agreement between the conflicting parties in Yemen is imminent.

“I will continue my consultations with all parties to avoid further military escalation in Hodeidah, which I fear could have serious consequences at the political and humanitarian levels,” he said in a statement.

“The constructive position of Ansarullah leadership in Sanaa was encouraging,” he said, adding that he is looking forward to his forthcoming meetings with exiled resigned president Hadi and his government.

“I am confident that we can reach an agreement to avoid further violence in Hodeidah,” the UN envoy said.

During his visit to Sanaa, Griffiths presented his briefing to the Security Council on June 18, in which he announced his intention to resume political negotiations in the coming weeks.

He reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to reach an agreed political settlement of the conflict in Yemen.