Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, received on Tuesday the United Nations Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grodenburg.
The meeting addressed the development of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and ways to replace the country’s political settlement in a way that ends the suffering of the Yemeni people.
During the meeting, he expressed deep concern about the Houthi escalation, supported by Iran, especially in Marib, which includes millions of displaced people who fled conflict in other areas in Yemen.
Aboul Gheit confirmed that the Houthi side has shown non-compliance with all peace calls, noting the importance of international pressure to force the Houthis to commit to a comprehensive ceasefire and start a serious path of political talks.
He also stressed the importance of supporting the Government of Yemen in this dangerous phase of the conflict, especially in the light of this Government in Aden from efforts to serve the population amid very difficult security conditions.
The UN envoy briefed Abu Gheit of his contacts and endeavors he made during the last period to explore the prospects for moving towards resuming a comprehensive dialogue between the Yemeni parties.
Aboul Gheit expressed Arab League’s support to Grodenburg’s efforts to communicate with all Yemeni parties to establish an appropriate ground to launch a peaceful settlement of the Yemeni crisis.