Solving Yemen crisis a top priority, says Blinken

MENA , Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said resolving the conflict in Yemen remains a top US foreign policy priority, according to media reports.

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file photo: Fighters loyal to Yemen s Huthi rebels pump their fists during a ceremony on the eve of celebrations marking the birth of Islam s Prophet Mohammed, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa . AFP

Blinken's comment came during a phone call with the newly appointed UN envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg on Tuesday.

The US diplomat discussed with Grundberg efforts to "engage all parties without preconditions and secure a ceasefire, address urgent humanitarian priorities, restart the political process in Yemen, and ensure accountability for human rights violations and abuses".

Blinken, according to a statement released by the US Department of State, welcomed the collaboration on the common goal of reaching an inclusive, durable solution to end the conflict in Yemen.

On Monday, Grundberg ended a visit to Oman, where he met the country's officials, Houthi representatives and members of the international community about reaching a comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Yemen

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