Muscat, Oman

14 February 2017

Press remarks by the Secretary-General following his meeting with Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman

This is my first visit to the region and the objective is to be able to consult the Government of Oman to see how I can be useful, recognizing that it’s Member States and the people that have the leadership in bringing peace to the region. How I can be useful in supporting all those like Oman, who has always been in the first line of mediation trying to bring together the parties to the conflict and trying to make sure that peace is possible. 
Close to Oman, there’s a very dramatic situation in Yemen. I have known the Yemeni people for a long time.  They are a generous people who are suffering so much. So I really want to be able to serve and support the efforts of all those who want peace to be re-established in Yemen for people to be able to overcome the present tragedy.