UN envoy arrives in Yemen to meet Hadi

Ismail Ould Chiekh Ahmed arrived in Aden to meet with President Hadi to observe the resumption of the stalled peace process

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The UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Chiekh Ahmed arrived in Aden on Monday to meet with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to observe the resumption of the stalled peace process, which hasn’t progressed since the Kuwait consultations stalled in August.

A Yemeni government source said Chiekh Ahmed arrived from Oman and Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr and Foreign Minister, Abdul Malik Mikhlafi were present at the meeting.

During the meeting, Chiekh Ahmed accepted Hadi’s changes and his request for the agreements from the National Dialog to be put in place. The National Dialogue was a transitional dialogue process from 2013 to 2014, as part of the Yemeni crisis reconciliation efforts.


National Dialogue was a key part of the agreement brokered by the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council that saw long-time President Ali Abdullah Saleh hand over power to Hadi in November 2011 after an uprising.

Earlier last week the UN envoy met with the ambassadors of the group of states sponsoring the Gulf initiative to resolve the crisis in Yemen. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

During the meeting, current developments related to Yemen were discussed. Ahmed said further meetings would take place in Aden and Sanaa before he headed to the Security Council to offer his testimony on January 25.

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