UN envoy arrives in Riyadh for talks with Yemeni government officials and political parties

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to hold talks with officials from the internationally recognized government in Yemen and party representatives.

Griffiths’ visit comes exactly one year after the Stockholm Agreement was implemented.

The deal was passed in Sweden on Dec. 13 2018 and includes an agreement on the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeida, Salif and Ras Issa, an executive mechanism on activating prisoner exchange and a statement of understanding on Taiz.

Yemen’s Prime Minister, Moeen Abdul Malik, called on the international community to put pressure on the Iran-backed Houthi militia to implement the Stockholm Agreement, according to the Twitter account of the Yemeni Cabinet Presidency.

The United Nations described the results achieved by the Stockholm Agreement signed between the legitimate Yemeni government and the Houthi militia as “modest,” but considered it “a step that brings the two sides closer to achieving a lasting peace for all Yemenis.”