With eye on political solution, Boris Johnson to host meeting on Yemen conflict

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Arab foreign ministers will gather in London for talks with British, US and UN representatives in on Tuesday an effort to find a political solution to the war in Yemen.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will host the meeting.

The meeting will be attended by foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, while the US will be represented by undersecretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon.

The UN’s special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will also be at the summit of the so-called Quint nations.

Ahead of the meeting, Johnson said: ”The UK is hosting this important forum on Yemen because it is vital that we redouble efforts to work towards a sustainable political solution to the conflict.

“Since the beginning of the crisis the UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and we will continue to do so.

“The people who are suffering most from this conflict are the people of Yemen.”

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