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Statement by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen - 2 April 2020

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Amman, 2 April 2020 - The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen is engaging the parties on reaching agreements on a nationwide ceasefire, humanitarian and economic measures to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people, and the urgent resumption of the political process aimed at comprehensively ending the war. This process further aims to foster joint efforts to counter the threat of COVID-19.

The Office of the Special Envoy is discussing concrete steps with the parties and remains in regular contact with them. The Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, is conducting daily bilateral consultations with the aim of convening virtually the parties together soonest possible.

“‘I hope that these consultations can be soon completed and deliver what Yemenis expect, demand and deserve” stressed Mr. Griffiths.

In parallel, the Office of the Special Envoy continues its efforts to reach out to broader Yemeni groups and communities to consult them about ways to resume an inclusive political process and seek their inputs on what could be done to support the capacity of Yemen to avert and mitigate a COVID-19 outbreak.