HE Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, received on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, in his office at the GCC headquarters in Riyadh, HE Martin Griffiths, UN Secretary General's envoy to the Republic of Yemen, to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.
During the meeting, HE the Secretary General affirmed the GCC’s firm position regarding support for ending the Yemeni crisis through a political solution in accordance with the terms of reference represented by the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and the Security Council Resolution 2216, and support the Riyadh Agreement.
The Secretary General welcomed the steps taken to implement the Riyadh Agreement and the formation of a new government to achieve the aspirations of the Yemeni people. He also expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the UN Secretary General's envoy to end the Yemeni crisis through a political solution according to the three references.
The Secretary General stressed the necessity of exert effort and speed up enabling the team of experts to inspect the oil tanker (SAFER) in order to avoid the disaster that might occur and to avoid its dangerous environmental and economic repercussions.
The Secretary General also reviewed the efforts made by the Gulf Cooperation Council to support the Republic of Yemen in all political, development and relief fields, and HE Martin Griffiths expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts made by the General Secretariat to support the efforts of the United Nations, which confirms the GCC’s keenness to reach the desired political solution.
The meeting was attended by, Lt Gen. Madkhal Bin Dakhil al-Hathli, the GCC Secretary-General's envoy to Yemen, and HE Sarhan Al-Mnekher, Head of the Cooperation Council Mission to the Republic of Yemen.