RIYADH, 19th October, 2015 (WAM) — Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, GCC Secretary General, has met with Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen.

During the meeting, the UN official briefed the GCC Chief on the contents of the UN Secretary-General’s message to Yemeni President, Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, which included a call for convening consultations between the Yemeni parties to resolve the crisis in line with implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. 2216.

The two sides welcomed the approval of the Yemeni parties to begin consultations under United Nations auspices, to implement the UN resolution without preconditions. They expressed hope that these consultations would lead to a political solution on the basis of the GCC initiative and its executive mechanism and the outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue conference, to contribute to the realisation of security, peace and stability in Yemen.

Al Zayani affirmed the Council’s support for United Nations efforts in Yemen, hailing the role played by the UN Special Envoy in this regard.