UN Yemen envoy holds fresh talks in Riyadh

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UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths kicked off a new round of talks in Riyadh with officials loyal to the resigned regime of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to discuss a draft joint declaration to restore the political process in Yemen.

Griffiths met on Sunday with Sultan al-Burkani, parliament speaker in the resignned regime, and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Hadi ex-regime Mohammed al-Hadhrami to discuss ways to end the crisis, reach a ceasefire and achieve peace.

Griffiths said the UN was keen to resolve the issue of the Safer floating storage and offloading (FSO) terminal in order to avoid an environmental disaster in the Red Sea that would affect Yemen and the region.

Discussions also focused on the dire humanitarian consequences of the military escalation in and around Marib, which continues to host more than three million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Griffiths stressed that the attack on Marib must immediately cease.

Source: News Agencies

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