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ADEN, Yemen- Yemen's President, Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, met with new UN envoy, Martin Griffiths, to discuss ways to resume the UN-brokered peace negotiations, between warring factions.

Yemen's Foreign Minister, Abdul-Malik Mekhlafi, and other high-ranking officials attended the meeting, held in Hadi's temporary residence, in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh.

President Hadi told Griffiths that, the previous peace talks, facilitated by the United Nations, showed that, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels don't honour deals, and don't care about the international resolutions.

Hadi said, "We will always continue to call for peace, to affirm our principle attitude, out of our national and moral responsibility towards our nation."

Griffiths expressed his optimism in the prospect of achieving Yemen's aspirations and ending the sufferings. He said that, he would spend intense efforts to mediate peace.

In Feb, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Martin Griffiths of Britain, as his special envoy for Yemen, to succeed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania.

Previous attempts by Ould Cheikh Ahmed had failed to reach a political settlement, and end the conflict between the Yemeni rival forces.


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