Yemen’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, has on Saturday welcomed the appointment of Hans Grundberg as UN Special Envoy for Yemen.
In a statement, Sharaf expressed his wishes for Grundberg to be successful in his new mission, which he said he hopes will work to end the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition and lift the comprehensive blockade that has caused the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster.
He affirmed that re-opening Sana’a International Airport and the port of Hodeidah to transports loaded with oil derivatives, domestic gas and commercial goods, are the priority of the files that the new Envoy will have to discuss.
“These top files would pave the way to move towards comprehensive ceasefire arrangements and starting peace negotiations for a comprehensive political settlement in the interest of the Yemeni people,” he explained
On Friday, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres named Swedish diplomat Hans Grundberg as new Special Envoy for Yemen, relaying Martin Griffiths.