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18 ambassadors meet in Riyadh to discuss situation in Yemen




(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

RIYADH 17th September 2015 (WAM) -- A group of ambassadors from 18 countries who are in support of the Saudi-led GCC intervention in Yemen yesterday met in Riyadh to discuss the latest developments.

During the meeting which was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh the Head of the GCC mission in Yemen Ambassador Saad al-Arifi welcomed the participants which included Dr. Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg Assistant Secretary-General for Negotiations and Strategic Dialogue Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen and other officials and ambassadors.

During the meeting the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen presented a summary of the latest efforts for reaching a political settlement to resolve the escalating situation there. The British envoy also gave a similar briefing during which he highlighted the UK government's view stressing the importance of pushing towards a political solution to deal with the crisis.

The Russian Ambassador to Sana'a who took part in the meeting for the first time said his country was urging Yemeni parties to commit to adopt UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015) stressing the importance of group and concerted efforts to push for a political solution in Yemen.


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18 ambassadors meet in Riyadh to discuss situation in Yemen

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