Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have expressed their anticipation of working with the newly appointed UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg; to find a comprehensive solution for the Yemeni crisis.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the Kingdom would stand by the new UN envoy and backed all peace efforts to end the war.
“The Kingdom will continue to support all efforts to reach a political solution; that helps bring peace and prosperity to Yemen;” Prince Faisal said on Twitter.
Finding a solution
GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf reaffirmed that the bloc; is ready in order to work with the UN’s new envoy to Yemen in finding a political solution to end the conflict in the country.
The secretary-general stressed the role of the UN envoy to Yemen in supporting regional and international efforts; to reach the political solution sought by the Council; per the Gulf initiative and also its executive mechanism; the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and also Security Council Resolution 2216.
He also expressed his best wishes for the new envoy; saying he is markedly looking forward; to working with him to continue the international community’s efforts to find a comprehensive solution to the Yemeni crisis and also achieve security and stability in the region.
On Friday; UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named the Swedish diplomat Grundberg as his special envoy for Yemen; succeeding Martin Griffiths; a Briton.
For its part; the UAE also welcomed Grundberg’s appointment and also reiterated its support for all efforts in order to find a peaceful solution towards ending the Yemeni crisis.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; praised the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to bring about stability in Yemen. It also reaffirmed support for efforts made by the Kingdom to enhance peace and stability in Yemen and the region at large.
As part of the country’s policy to support the interests of the region’s peoples; the Ministry also renewed the UAE’s commitment to standing by the brotherly people of Yemen and also supporting; their legitimate aspirations for development and prosperity.