The UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Wednesday held a meeting with the senior assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Asghar Khaji, to discuss the Yemeni crisis and the ceasefire efforts between the government and the pro-Iranian Houthis.
Griffiths tweeted that he had held a meeting, which he described as “fruitful”, with the senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, to discuss points of view on efforts to reach a ceasefire at the national level.
SE Griffiths: " I had a very constructive meeting today with Senior Assistant to #Iran's FM Ali Asghar Khaji. We exchanged views about the efforts to reach a nationwide ceasefire and create a conducive atmosphere to resume the political process in #Yemen".
— @OSE_Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) August 26, 2020
The meeting discussed efforts to “create an auspicious and positive context for the resumption of the political process in Yemen,” he added.
This comes a few hours after an online meeting that Griffiths held with ambassadors of the permanent members of the Security Council in Yemen to discuss a ceasefire and efforts to restart the political process.