Muscat – H E Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received Hans Grundberg, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Tuesday, during which the two exchanged views on endeavours made towards expanding the truce in Yemen in a bid to achieve security and stability for the Yemeni people.
The meeting was attended by the delegation accompanying the UN Special Envoy and the officials at the Foreign Ministry.
H E Sayyid Badr tweeted, “Useful exchange with Hans Grundberg on the efforts to extend the truce in Yemen. Oman fully supports the office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen to bring the war to an end and revive an inclusive political dialogue between all Yemeni parties towards achieving lasting peace and stability.”
Speaking at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, H E Mohamed al Hassan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations, said that Oman has worked and continues to exert its efforts through constructive cooperation with all parties to achieve peace in Yemen.
“While Oman welcomes the extensions of the truce, it appeals to all Yemeni parties to come to terms with the painful past and focus on formulating a promising and a better future for their country that preserves the unity, security and stability of Yemen, on the basis of mutually agreed terms of reference, including the Gulf Initiative, the outcome of the Yemeni Dialogue and relevant United Nations resolutions.”
He added that the sultanate will continue supporting the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen as well as the US Envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, in achieving lasting peace in Yemen through dialogue.
“We also call on all Yemeni parties to engage in meaningful and serious interaction in formulating the roadmap agreed upon by the Yemeni brothers, in a political process that will safeguard the sovereignty, independence, security and stability of Yemen.”
He reiterated Oman’s resolve that it will continue to provide all possible facilities and humanitarian assistance to the various Yemeni regions and governorates without exclusion, hoping for an international conclusion that will end the sufferings of the people of Yemen.