UN welcomes Riyadh agreement on Yemen

NEW YORK, UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths welcomed on Tuesday the agreement reached between the Yemeni government and transitional council.

“I congratulate the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council on reaching an agreement on the way forward,” Griffiths said in a statement after the signing ceremony.

“The signing of this agreement is an important step for our collective efforts to advance a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Yemen. Listening to southern stakeholders is important to the political efforts to achieve peace in the country,” Griffiths added.

“I am grateful to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for mediating successfully this agreement and for their strenuous diplomatic efforts,” Griffiths said.

“I hope that this agreement will strengthen stability in Aden and the surrounding governorates and improve the lives of the citizens,” Griffiths added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency