New York

06 December 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Yemen

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General welcomes the launch today of intra-Yemeni consultations in Sweden and urges the parties to make progress on the agenda for the consultations outlined by his Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without pre-conditions.  
 
The Secretary-General appeals to the warring parties to continue the de-escalation in Hudaydah and explore other measures to mitigate the life threatening economic and humanitarian situation. He reminds the parties that a negotiated political settlement through inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue is the only way to end the conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.