Grundberg to the Security Council: The fragmented approach will not get Yemen out of the bottleneck

English - الخميس 16 مارس 2023 الساعة 06:54 م
Aden, NewsYemen:

 The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundborg, expressed his concern about the escalation of clashes on several fronts, especially in Marib and Taiz, calling for maximum restraint during this critical period.

In a briefing to the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen, on Wednesday evening, the UN envoy said: "Despite the deteriorating economic and humanitarian conditions, Yemen is still benefiting from the gains of the armistice."

 "The Yemenis I spoke to hope for more, so we have to find a way to move towards a comprehensive solution to the conflict," Grundberg added.

And he added, "Neither short-term solutions nor a fragmented approach can allow Yemen to be pulled out of the bottleneck, although it may contribute to partially alleviating the crisis."

He said that "even as the period of relative calm continues," he remains concerned about the escalation and intensity of clashes on several fronts, particularly in Marib and Taiz, and called for maximum restraint during this critical period, including avoiding escalatory rhetoric.

He indicated that he will continue to communicate with the Yemeni parties and the concerned regional and international parties to ensure that any agreement opens a path towards a comprehensive political settlement.

The envoy urged the parties to seize the opportunity of renewed regional momentum, maintain a conducive environment for discussions, and allow the necessary time and space for discussions to bear fruit, adding that impatience carries the risk of returning to a new cycle of violence.