September 25, 2021


Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) for Yemen, hailed Oman's efforts and its positive role, in settling the dispute in the Yemeni Republic. He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Sultanate's government, under the wise leadership of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

Upon his departure, he pointed out, in a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA), that "his recurrent visits to the Sultanate are due to the positive and neutral role, played by the Sultanate in this dossier, especially where the Sultanate facilitated many consultations we had in Muscat."

He added that, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has visited the Sultanate, to express the appreciation of the UN, to the efforts made by the Sultanate to promote peace.

He further said that, the more than 90-day-long consultations in Kuwait, have covered all the issues that have become very clear for us today.

"We cannot say that the Kuwait talks have failed. The role of the mediator is to understand the stances, differences and issues on which we can build. We have reached this level," he added.

He pointed out that, the GCC Foreign Ministers will meet tomorrow (Thursday), in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the presence of John Kerry, US Secretary of State, as the US has been invited to be briefed on the talks in Kuwait.

The UN Special Envoy affirmed that the GCC states support reaches a comprehensive and complete solution for this crisis.

He noted that, the solution should be through a way that allows chain of events and implementation of the things on which there has been a consensus, whether they are initiatives by the Security Council or the Gulf Initiative or the issues related to national dialogue and its outputs. All these issues are presented on the table for discussion.

He hoped that the meeting will witness renewal of support by the GCC states, in the presence of two important partners in this file and two permanent members at the UN Security Council, namely the United States and the United Kingdom (UK).