UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths told reporters in Berlin ahead of the negotiations that peace efforts had reached a “critical moment” after six years of fighting. He was in Berlin at the invitation of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. “This is a moment for responsible leadership,” he said, Monday, urging “the parties to seize the opportunity that exists now and negotiate in good faith without preconditions”. In a statement on Monday, the US State Department said Washington’s envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking, Griffiths and other officials were set to “discuss steps the international community can take to mitigate the suffering of the Yemeni people, including additional humanitarian assistance and follow-through on past pledges.”


r/MiddleEastNews - United Nations called on all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to “seize the opportunity”

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