Thursday, November 10, 2011

UN envoy back in Yemen to tackle crisis

SANAA, Nov 10, 2011 (AFP) - The UN envoy to Yemen returned to Sanaa on Thursday to revive efforts aimed at resolving the political turmoil rocking the impoverished country for nearly a year, state news agency Saba reported.

"UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar arrived on Thursday in Sanaa, where he will meet several government and opposition figures to discuss recent developments and the best means for resolving the current crisis," Saba said.

Benomar, who left Sanaa on October 3 after his two-week-long visit failed to persuade Yemen's rivals to agree on a power transfer mechanism, told Saba: "This visit is aimed at following political efforts to help Yemen exit its current crisis."

"I hope it will be a chance to resolve outstanding issues between political counterparts in Yemen," he said.

No comments:

Post a Comment