The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:
Over the years, the Sultanate of Oman has played an important role in building bridges for peace in the region, including in Yemen.
In particular, I am grateful to His Majesty, Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said, for his constructive and essential support to my Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Mr. Griffiths is working to secure a nationwide ceasefire, the re-opening of Sana’a airport, the regular flow of fuel and other commodities into Yemen through Hudaydah port. He is also working to move to an inclusive political process to reach a comprehensive negotiated settlement to end the conflict.
I want to reiterate that no efforts should be spared to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, to end the devastating conflict in Yemen and to pave the way for a just and sustainable peace. I look forward to continuing our work with the Sultanate of Oman and other partners to achieve this goal.