Eliasson: UN In Negotiation With Saudi Arabia To Lift Blockade On Yemen


Althawra Net

The United Nations (UN)’s Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said  Saudi Arabia has imposed blockades on impoverished Yemen and the world body has been engaged in talks to end the blockade

The official made the comments during a Thursday news conference in Geneva, adding that the talks are aimed at opening more ports in Yemen to allow in fuel and other supplies

For nearly six months, Saudi warships have enforced a strict naval blockade on Yemen. The blockade has hampered aid shipments to the country, which imports 90 percent of its food

Eliasson, the UN official, expressed hope that the UN-brokered peace talks to end the crisis in Yemen would start by the end of October, while calling on both the Houthi Ansarullah and the representatives of Hadi to participate in the negotiations without preconditions