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UN envoy stresses importance of extending truce in Yemen

Yesterday, Thursday, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, stressed the importance of focusing on ensuring the extension of the humanitarian truce that entered into force in early April for a period of two months, to the benefit of Yemeni civilians. Grundberg confirmed the extension of the truce in conjunction with progress in the political process.

This came at the conclusion of his two-day meeting with a variety of Yemeni public figures.

A statement issued by the Office of the UN Envoy stated that this meeting comes within the consultations that the Special Envoy is holding with various Yemeni groups on moving forward and exploring their priorities for economic, political and security tracks.

The participants discussed the issue of implementing and extending the truce, as well as ways to build on the momentum of the truce to launch a comprehensive political dialogue.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to consult with a diverse group of Yemeni personalities and distinguished experts at this pivotal moment,” Grundberg said.

“This is the time when we should seize the opportunity presented by the truce, and our focus is on ensuring that the truce is extended to the benefit of Yemeni civilians while we make progress in the political process,” he added.


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