Yemen: UN envoy urges ‘definitive decisions’ as peace talks continue in Kuwait

Displacement site in Khamer, Amran Governorate, Yemen. About 200 families of the muhamasheen minority, displaced from Sa’ada by fighting, live in the site. Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf

Displacement site in Khamer, Amran Governorate, Yemen. About 200 families of the muhamasheen minority, displaced from Sa’ada by fighting, live in the site. Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf

16 July 2016

The United Nations-supported Yemeni peace talks continued in Kuwait today after several weeks of daily sessions and two weeks of intensive consultations with regional and political leaders, the UN envoy for the country has said.

“The time has come for you to take definitive decisions that demonstrate to the Yemeni people the sincerity of your intentions and your national obligations,” said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, in a statement, noting that the decisions will primarily revolve around Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) and other relevant resolutions, the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

The cessation of hostilities declared on 10 April to end nearly 16 months of conflict in Yemen has continued to provide relief from violence in many parts of the country, but serious violations have occurred, such as the shelling of a popular market in Taiz on 4 June, which resulted in 18 civilian deaths and tens of injuries. In addition, there have been violations of the truce in Marib, al Jawf, Taiz and in the border areas with Saudi Arabia.

The Special Envoy indicated that meetings will continue to be held in Kuwait for an additional two weeks, during which the focus will be on the “complete and comprehensive consolidation” of the cessation of hostilities, the activation of the de-escalation and coordination committee and the local committees, in addition to the formation of the military committees that will supervise the withdrawal and the handing over of weapons from area A and on the opening of safe corridors for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

At the same time, the prisoners and detainee committee will continue its work, the Special Envoy said, reiterating the necessity of the release of all prisoners and detainees as soon as possible.

“The priorities for this stage are the consolidation of the cessation of hostilities, the improvement of the humanitarian situation and an agreement on the security arrangements so that we can manage to address all of the other issues,” he said.

Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said that during the past two weeks, he convened intensive meetings in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Oman to discuss the security, political, economic and humanitarian issues.

He said he held more than one meeting with President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, members of the Yemeni political leadership, and the delegations participating in the peace talks, in addition to the representatives of other parties and political actors.

In addition, the Special Envoy said he met the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, and was in “constant contact” with other political figures and diplomats, who reiterated their support for UN efforts and the importance of reaching a final solution for the crisis in Yemen.

“This stage is delicate and definitive; you are going to be closely scrutinized by the Yemeni and international public,” the Special Envoy emphasized.

Noting that the UN has “put at your disposal all of its political and administrative expertise, while the State of Kuwait kindly devoted a full team for logistical, security and political support,” the envoy stressed that such efforts would not be sufficient if all efforts necessary to ensure security and stability in Yemen were made.

“People do not require political statements detailing your concessions, patriotism or your concern for them. Yemeni men and women will understand your concern when you are concerned with their security and will appreciate your labours when their security, humanitarian, and economical situation improves,” the Special Envoy said.

“Political statements and speeches lose their credibility with every security breach and with each loss of civilian life,” he added.

Emphasizing that there was “much to achieve” in the two weeks ahead, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed expressed hope that those participating in the peace talks would take advantage of the opportunity.

“Two weeks to demonstrate good will and credibility and concern for the national interest. Two weeks to build upon the solid common ground achieved and on the decisions of the previous period,” he said, adding that “the attainment of peace might be hard but derailing is easy.”

“You must listen to the voices of women and men who call for peace. Work towards bettering the situation of the citizens, human rights, and on achieving the aspirations of the Yemeni youth. Leadership is actions, not words,” the Special Envoy concluded.

After intense talks with both parties, last month the envoy reported that he had presented a roadmap outlining a practical plan to end the conflict in Yemen. It provides for implementation of the security arrangements specified in Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) and the establishment of a national unity government that would ensure the delivery of basic services and address the recovery of the Yemeni economy.

According to the proposed roadmap, the national unity government would also be responsible for preparing a political dialogue to define the remaining steps for a comprehensive political solution, including the electoral law, the mandate of the institutions, which would oversee the transition period and the completion of the draft constitution. The delegations have responded positively to the proposals, but have not yet reached agreement on the sequencing of the different steps provided for in the roadmap.

UN-supported Yemeni peace talks entering new phase, says UN envoy

Displacement site in Khamer, Amran Governorate, Yemen. About 200 families of the muhamasheen minority, displaced from Sa’ada by fighting, live in the site. Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf

Displacement site in Khamer, Amran Governorate, Yemen. About 200 families of the muhamasheen minority, displaced from Sa’ada by fighting, live in the site. Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf

29 June 2016

With an agreement on the guiding principles for the Yemen peace talks, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today announced that the UN-supported talks will enter a new phase for the next two weeks.

“After extensive discussions with the participants, the main principles that will guide the next phase of Yemeni talks had been established,” UN Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, told reporters in New York, quoting Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

He added that the principles are based on working papers submitted by the two delegations and the recommendations of the specialized committees.

“The two delegations will use the coming two weeks to meet their respective leaderships and will then return to Kuwait on 15 July with practical recommendations on how to implement the necessary mechanisms that will enable them to sign a peace accord and end the conflict in Yemen,” Mr. Haq said.

During the next two weeks, the Special Envoy will also meet with key Yemeni and regional stakeholders and urge them for a comprehensive solution that will address the issues discussed in the talks, and ensure the security and stability of Yemen.

On 26 June, expressing concern on the situation in Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon had urged the delegations to prevent a further deterioration of the situation, and act with responsibility and flexibility to arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict.

ممثلو الحكومات، والمتضررون في فعالية واحدة حول القمة العالمية للعمل الإنساني

UN Photo/Loey Felipe من الأرشيف: المجلس الاقتصادي والاجتماعي

UN Photo/Loey Felipe من الأرشيف: المجلس الاقتصادي والاجتماعي

2016/6/27

لأول مرة في تاريخ الأمم المتحدة منذ سبعين عاما، جلس ممثلو الحكومات مع الأشخاص المتضررين من الأزمات والمنظمات الإنسانية والإنمائية، بالإضافة إلى قادة المجتمع المدني ومجتمع الأعمال لمناقشة الحلول للتحديات المشتركة، وفقا لنائب الأمين العام يان إلياسون. 

وفي الجلسة التي عقدها المجلس الاقتصادي والاجتماعي مساء اليوم، حول القمة العالمية للعمل الإنساني التي عقدت بمدينة إسطنبول في شهر أيار مايو الماضي، سلط الياسون الضوء على إنجازات القمة في أربعة مجالات رئيسية، وقال:

” أولا، كانت القمة دليلا واضحا على القيادة والإرادة السياسية لمعالجة الخسائر الفادحة وأسباب الأزمات. ثانيا، وحدت القمة التحولات الهامة في مجال العمل الإنساني العالمي ضمن السياقات السياسية وحفظ السلام والتنمية الأوسع نطاقا. ثالثا، ولدت القمة عدة شراكات ومبادرات جديدة. وجاءت بنوك التنمية متعددة الأطراف معا لزيادة الاستثمار في الدول والمجتمعات الهشة. وأخيرا، شهدت القمة تحولا واضحا في الطريقة التي نتصرف ونفكر بها من ناحية التمويل.”

ولكن ماذا بعد القمة، أشار نائب الأمين العام إلى الخطوات التالية، وقال:

“أولا، يجب علينا قبل كل شيء بما في ذلك أسرة الأمم المتحدة، تنفيذ التزاماتنا وتطوير المبادرات والتحالفات وتحويل تعهدات الدعم إلى عمل.

ثانيا، يجب علينا جميعا أن نكون مستعدين للانخراط أيضا على المدى الطويل، وهذا التحول سيستغرق وقتا وجهودا. ثالثا، يجب علينا الخروج من الصوامع، والعثور على مستوى جديد من التعاون واستخدام كل فرصة للعمل معا من أجل التغيير. رابعا، نحن بحاجة إلى تقييم التقدم المحرز.”

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait

27 June 2016

The Secretary-General today met with H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait.

Having just visited the UN House, the Secretary-General thanked the Amir and the government of Kuwait for its support for the work of the UN agencies working in Kuwait.

The Secretary-General expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to the Amir for his personal and the country’s strong backing of the efforts of his Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on the ongoing Yemen peace talks in Kuwait.

They also discussed the current political and humanitarian situation in Iraq. The Secretary-General commended the Amir for Kuwait consistent support for Iraq since 2014.

The Secretary-General congratulated Kuwait for having signed the Paris Climate Agreement and was very pleased to hear that the government would soon also ratify the treaty.
The Secretary-General also discussed the current situations in Syria, as well as in Israel and the State of Palestine with the Amir.

The Secretary-General had further separate meetings with His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, former Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait and H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait
26 June 2016

Source : http://www.unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/47A8170EDF525DE6C1257FDF0035A251?OpenDocument

الأمين العام يعرب عن تقديره لدعم الكويت لمحادثات السلام اليمنية

الأمين العام يلتقي أمير الكويت. الصورة: الأمم المتحدة

الأمين العام يلتقي أمير الكويت. الصورة: الأمم المتحدة

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إستماع

أعرب الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون عن تقديره وامتنانه للشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح أمير دولة الكويت لدعمه الشخصي ودعم بلاده لجهود المبعوث الخاص المعني باليمن إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد، فيما يتعلق بمحادثات السلام الجارية في الكويت.

وأثناء زيارته للكويت بحث الأمين العام مع الشيخ الصباح الأوضاع السياسية والإنسانية الراهنة في العراق. وشكر بان كي مون أمير الكويت على دعم البلاد المتواصل للعراق منذ عام 2014.

وناقش بان والشيخ الصباح الأوضاع الراهنة في سوريا، وإسرائيل وفلسطين.

وهنأ الأمين العام الكويت على توقيع اتفاق باريس حول تغير المناخ، وأعرب عن سعادته لما سمعه عن أن الحكومة ستصدق قريبا على الاتفاق.

وعقد الأمين العام اجتماعات منفصلة مع عدد من كبار المسؤولين الكويتيين منهم رئيس الوزراء الشيخ جابر المبارك الحمد الصباح.

In Kuwait, Ban urges Yemeni delegations in peace talks to find lasting solution to end conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) addresses the Yemeni delegations at the Kuwait Peace Talks. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) addresses the Yemeni delegations at the Kuwait Peace Talks. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

26 June 2016

In Kuwait today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the situation in Yemen, urging the delegations involved in the UN-supported Yemeni peace talks to prevent a further deterioration of the situation and arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict.

“The situation in Yemen is of profound concern. Not only to me and the United Nations, but also to you and all of your people, and all of the countries in the region,” the Secretary-General said in remarks to the Yemeni delegations at the peace talks, which are being hosted by Kuwait.

“There is an alarming scarcity of basic food items. The economy is in precarious condition. Whilst the cessation of hostilities is mostly holding, there have been serious violations, causing further casualties and suffering amongst the civilian population, including children,” he added.

Expressing appreciation to the delegations for meeting together to resolve the crisis in a peaceful manner and through a political dialogue, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by their commitment over a period of many weeks to reach a successful outcome.

“This worrying situation gives you, the delegations to the Yemeni talks, a very serious responsibility. You have a moral and political responsibility,” the UN chief said.

“But time is not on the side of the Yemeni people. With every day that the conflict remains unresolved, their situation grows worse. The longer the conflict endures, the more time it will take for Yemen to recover,” he added.

Reiterating the position of the international community, the Secretary-General emphasized that the conflict must end, and Yemen must return to the transitional process and work towards the implementation of the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

“I therefore urge the delegations to prevent any further deterioration of the situation, and to show the responsibility and flexibility required to arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict,” Mr. Ban said.

Encouraging the delegations to work for the goals of ending the violence, addressing the roots of the conflict and working together to build a better future for all Yemenis, Mr. Ban assured them of the support of the UN to meet those goals.

He also asked both delegations to “work seriously” with his Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to agree to a roadmap of principles, to commit to upholding the cessation of hostilities, to reflect on the progress that has been made to date, and to quickly reach a comprehensive agreement.

In addition, the Secretary-General urged the release of all prisoners, including political detainees, journalists, civil society activists and others, as a goodwill gesture ahead of the Eid holiday.

During his visit to Kuwait, the Secretary-General also met with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and several other Kuwaiti government officials.

Ban also spoke by telephone with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, whom he congratulated on the progress made by the Iraqi security forces in retaking areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).

“The Secretary-General expressed concerns over reports of serious human rights abuses against civilians displaced from Fallujah and welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to establish an investigative committee to look into all alleged abuses,” said Mr. Ban’s spokesman in a statement.

The Secretary-General and Mr. al-Abadi also discussed the pressing humanitarian needs in many parts of Iraq. In this regard, the Secretary-General stressed the urgent need to increase funding for the Humanitarian Response Plan for Iraq, which is currently only 33 per cent funded.

بان يؤكد ضرورة إنهاء الصراع في اليمن واستئناف العملية الانتقالية

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إستماع

أكد الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون على أن موقف المجتمع الدولي واضح وهو أن الصراع في اليمن يجب أن ينتهي ولا بد من العودة إلى العملية الانتقالية والعمل على تنفيذ نتائج مؤتمر الحوار الوطني.

جاء ذلك خلال لقائه بالوفود اليمنية المشاركة في المحادثات في الكويت بحضور مبعوثه الخاص إلى اليمن، إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد.

وأعرب السيد بان عن قلقه الشديد إزاء الوضع في اليمن ليس فقط بالنسبة له وللأمم المتحدة ولكن لشعب اليمن وجميع الدول في المنطقة، مشيرا إلى أن هناك نقصا حادا في المواد الغذائية الأساسية، كما أن الاقتصاد في حالة غير مستقرة. وأشار إلى أنه وبينما يستمر سير اتفاق وقف الأعمال القتالية في معظم الأحيان، فقد تخللته انتهاكات خطيرة نجم عنها سقوط المزيد من الضحايا في صفوف المدنيين بمن فيهم الأطفال.

وقال إن هذا الوضع المثير للقلق يبرهن للوفود المشاركة في المشاورات أن أمامهم مسؤولية أخلاقية وسياسية، وقد شجعه التزام الوفود على مدى عدة أسابيع قبيل الشهر الفضيل، للتوصل إلى نتيجة ناجحة.

وطالب بان كي مون جميع الوفود بالعمل بجدية مع مبعوثه الخاص من أجل إقرار خارطة طريق للمبادئ والالتزام بالمحافظة على وقف الأعمال العدائية لتعكس التقدم الذي تم إحرازه حتى الآن، بهدف الوصول بسرعة إلى اتفاق شامل.

وأعرب الأمين العام عن تفاؤله بشأن الإفراج عن السجناء والمعتقلين في الآونة الأخيرة، وحث على الإفراج عن جميع السجناء بما في ذلك المعتقلون السياسيين والصحفيون ونشطاء المجتمع المدني وغيرهم كبادرة لحسن النوايا وذلك قبل حلول عيد الفطر.

وشكر الأمين العام الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح، أمير دولة الكويت على جهوده الحثيثة وضيافته.

The Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Yemeni Delegations at the Kuwait Peace Talks

Kuwait City, Kuwait, 26 June 2016

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

As-salam Alaikum.  Ramadan Karim.

It’s a great pleasure to meet you together. This is the first time I have met you. I wanted to meet you last year in Geneva but somehow it did not work.

I appreciate that you have now been meeting together to resolve this crisis in a peaceful manner through a political dialogue.
The situation in Yemen is of profound concern. Not only to me and the United Nations, but also to you and all of your people, and all of the countries in the region.

There is an alarming scarcity of basic food items.  The economy is in precarious condition.  Whilst the cessation of hostilities is mostly holding, there have been serious violations, causing further casualties and suffering amongst the civilian population, including children.

This worrying situation gives you, the delegations to the Yemeni talks, a very serious responsibility.  You have a moral and political responsibility.

I am encouraged by the commitment of both delegations over a period of many weeks, and into this holy month, to reach a successful outcome.

But time is not on the side of the Yemeni people.  With every day that the conflict remains unresolved, their situation grows worse.  The longer the conflict endures, the more time it will take for Yemen to recover.

The position of the international community is clear: the conflict must end, and Yemen must return to the transitional process and work towards the implementation of the Outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

I have just come from the signing ceremony in Havana where the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) agreed to lay down their arms and usher in peace.  That was the most touching experience I have ever experienced myself. That agreement ended a long-running conflict.  Many thousands of civilians lost their lives.  Many people thought peace was an impossible dream.  But, the agreement last week demonstrated the perseverance of all those who work to end violent conflict not through the destruction of the adversary, but through the patient search for compromise.

I therefore urge the delegations to prevent any further deterioration of the situation, and to show the responsibility and flexibility required to arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yemen is a country of extraordinary beauty, bountiful natural resources and an ancient and noble people.  I encourage you to work for the goals of ending the violence, addressing the roots of the conflict and working together to build a better future for all Yemenis.  I can assure that you have wholehearted support of the United Nations to meet these goals.

I ask both delegations to work seriously with my Special Envoy to agree to a Roadmap of principles, to commit to upholding the cessation of hostilities, to reflect the progress that has been made to date and quickly reach a comprehensive agreement.

Finally, I am encouraged by recent releases of prisoners of war and detainees.  I urge the release of all prisoners, including political detainees, journalists, civil society activists and others as a goodwill gesture ahead of the Eid holiday.

Taking this opportunity,  I thank His Highness the Emir of Kuwait and the State of Kuwait for the commitment and hospitality.

I extend my best wishes to all, and particularly the people of Yemen, for the upcoming Eid.

Kul ‘am wa intum bi khair

Families welcome vaccination campaign in Yemen

By Saeed Al Batati

Abdul Aziz Mohammed Basaad knows the importance of getting children vaccinated, which is why he recently welcomed health workers into his home to inoculate his young grandchildren. The health workers were two among a total of 46,000 who are taking part in a nation-wide campaign in Yemen that aims to vaccinate five million children against polio.

AL MUKALLA, Yemen, 22 June, 2016 – When two young health workers knocked at his door to vaccinate his seven grandchildren, Abdul Aziz Mohammed Basaad welcomed them into his home. Many parents simply bring their children to the door to be vaccinated, but Basaad’s offer of a brief rest in an air-conditioned room and a glass of juice and cold water were his way of showing his appreciation.

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Abdul Aziz Mohammed Basaad in his home in Mukalla with some of his grandchildren. Mr. Basaad is happy that his grandchildren were vaccinated, as he has seen first-hand the consequences of not getting immunized.

These are angels of mercy. They move from one house to another to help people,” the 61-year-old retired teacher said.

These particular health workers were conducting a polio vaccination campaign. Once they had recharged their batteries, Mr. Basaad brought his grandchildren over one by one to be inoculated.

“I believe in vaccinating my grandchildren and advise other people to do the same because I saw many physically handicapped people whose parents neglected vaccination,” he said.

Spreading the word

Mr. Basaad believes that many families resist vaccination because they are not fully aware of the dangers of leaving their children unvaccinated. He also knows that intensifying public awareness ahead of each new round of vaccination campaigns is crucial.

However, in April 2015, Mukalla’s radio station was burned and shut down after heavy fighting. Mr. Basaad says that the port city and many neighbouring regions have lost an important vehicle for spreading health awareness among people. He suggests speaking to people directly and putting up posters everywhere in the community to reach beneficiaries quickly.

“People should be educated about the importance of vaccination,” he said. “Health workers need to come to public gatherings to tell people why they should immunize their children.”

Mr. Basaad has seen the harmful effects of not vaccinating children. “Ten years ago, a large number of people used to refuse vaccination. Now some of those children are paralysed,” he said. “Vaccination campaigns are part of relief efforts. Relief does not only mean bringing food baskets.”

Reaching all children

In 2015, around 3.9 million children under the age of 5 were given the oral polio vaccination and 4.1 million children from 6-59 months were given Vitamin A supplements. From 10 to 12 April, Yemen launched a new countrywide polio campaign to reach even more children. The campaign covers Yemen’s 327 districts, using more than 19,000 mobile teams and 2,647 fixed health centres. Children in the previously unreachable cities of Taiz city, Sa’ada and Aden also benefited from the campaign.

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Joma’a Ayedh with her four children and some of their friends in the port city of Mukalla. Ms. Ayedh learned about the polio vaccination campaign from an SMS on her mobile phone.

As the largest contributor to immunization efforts in Yemen, UNICEF procured polio drops and other vaccines for the entire country.  The agency also supported mass communication campaigns, provided technical expertise to the Ministry of Public Health and Population and covered the operational costs of the polio immunization campaign in seven governorates.

Protecting lives, one drop at a time

Joma’a Ayedh lives with her husband and four children in a small house on the outskirts of Mukalla. The family fled the city of Aden in 2015 during the fierce fighting between government forces and Houthis.

Ms. Ayedh says that some people who moved from rural areas to Mukalla don’t want to vaccinate their children. “Those people who used to live in the countryside don’t take children to health centres or allow mobile health workers to vaccinate them.”

She learned about the polio vaccination campaign from an SMS on her mobile phone. She is another example of the many parents who welcome the vaccinators wholeheartedly.

“I have vaccinated all of my children,” she said. “When I was a child, my siblings and I used to contract measles. Now, my children are not suffering from this disease thanks to the vaccination.”

المبعوث الدولي يقدم للأطراف اليمنية تصورا للمرحلة المقبلة

إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد المبعوث الخاص للأمين العام إلى اليمن - الصورة: الأمم المتحدة Mark Garten

إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد المبعوث الخاص للأمين العام إلى اليمن – الصورة: الأمم المتحدة Mark Garten

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إستماع

قال إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد المبعوث الخاص للأمين العام إلى اليمن إنه سيسلم الأطراف اليمنية خلال الأيام المقبلة تصورا مكتوبا للمرحلة المقبلة.

وفي إفادته لأعضاء مجلس الأمن الدولي من الكويت حيث تعقد محادثات السلام، قال ولد الشيخ أحمد إن الطرفين أجمعا على ضرورة التوصل إلى حل سلمي ينهي النزاع في اليمن. وأضاف:

الصورة: Loey Felipe

“إن اتفاق السلام الذي نسعى إلى التوصل إليه سيعيد الأمن إلى اليمن ويشكل بارقة أمل للشرق الأوسط الذي يعيش تجاذبات سياسية إقليمية ودولية. الكرة الآن في ملعب الأطراف المشاركة وعليها تحمل مسؤوليتها وإيجاد حل سياسي للمخاوف العالقة والتي تتمحور معظمها حول زمن المرحلة وتسلسلها. المطلوب هو تغليب المصلحة الوطنية والتحلي بالشجاعة السياسية وتقديم التنازلات من جميع الأطراف بهدف التوصل إلى اتفاق شامل وكامل يحفظ أمن البلاد والعباد ويعيد اليمن إلى الأمن واليُمن.”

وقال ولد الشيخ أحمد إن دعم مجلس الأمن الدولي يقوم بدور جوهري في تقدم المشاورات في الكويت. وطلب من أعضاء المجلس الضغط على الأطراف لاحترام التزاماتها بوقف الأعمال القتالية والقانون الإنساني الدولي وحماية المواطنين.