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UN’s Yemen envoy arrives in Muscat to meet Houthis

UN Appoints British Mediator Martin Griffiths as Yemen Envoy [File photo]
UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths [File photo]

UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Omani capital Muscat today as part of a second regional tour aimed at reviving stalled talks between Yemen’s warring rivals.

Sources close to Griffiths told the Anadolu Agency that the envoy had arrived in Muscat to meet with Houthi representative Mohamed Abdel Salam and an accompanying delegation.

Abdel Salam, along with several other Houthi officials, has been in Muscat since January. They first met with Griffiths early last month on the latter’s first tour of the region.

Griffiths is scheduled to travel to Sana’a on Saturday to meet with Houthi representatives there.

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Earlier, the UN envoy met with Yemeni Foreign Minister Abd Al-Malik Al-Makhlafi with whom he discussed the prospects for achieving peace in Yemen.

Griffiths is currently working on a peace “roadmap”, which he intends to present to the UN Security Council this summer.

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