Ould Cheikh Ahmed: Expected meeting between UN and coupists

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks to the press upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport. (File photo:AFP)

UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Friday, revealed that a close meeting between the United Nations and representatives of the coup will take place in Geneva or in the region.

He said in an interview with Al Arabiya channel that the upcoming meeting will discuss the details of the initiative of Al-Hodeida port and Sana'a airport, adding that the Hodeidah plan allows for the entry of humanitarian aid and food.

Regarding the Houthi and Saleh's militia, he added, “they are closing the door, but we are still trying with them”.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed pointed out that there is difficulty in reaching an agreement with them during negotiations, expressing concern about the consequences of the clashes between the Houthis and Saleh's militia.

The UN envoy said that the city of Taiz has reached a catastrophic humanitarian situation and that there is no solution but for all institutions to work under the control of the government.

He praised Yemen's government for backing up his efforts.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55