Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan welcomed on Saturday the appointment of Swedish diplomat Hans Grundberg as the new UN envoy for Yemen.
In a tweet, the foreign minister reaffirmed the Kingdom’s continued support in efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis.
Saudi Arabia “The Kingdom will continue to support all efforts to reach a political solution that helps bring peace and prosperity to Yemen,” Prince Faisal said in a tweet.
I welcome the appointment of Hans Grundberg as UN Special Envoy for Yemen. We wish him success in his new role and look forward to working with him. The Kingdom will continue to support all efforts to reach a political solution that helps bring peace and prosperity to Yemen.— فيصل بن فرحان (@FaisalbinFarhan) August 7, 2021
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday named Grundberg as his new Yemen envoy after a delay of several weeks as China considered whether to approve the appointment, which needed consensus Security Council agreement.
The 15-member council approved Grundberg this week as a replacement for Martin Griffiths, who became the UN aid chief last month after trying to mediate an end to the conflict in Yemen for the past three years.
The @UN_Spokesperson announced today the appointment of Hans Grundberg of Sweden, as the UN Special Envoy for #Yemen, who brings over 15 years of experience in conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, with a focus on the Middle East https://t.co/qncgx4EAdP pic.twitter.com/QBSJCehRVf— @OSE_Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) August 6, 2021