SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 June 2021, Wednesday |

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister meets US, UN Special Envoys to Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths and United States Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

During the meeting with Griffiths, Prince Khalid affirmed the Kingdom’s eagerness to support the efforts of the United Nations for a ceasefire and reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen praised the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom in its endeavor to end the crisis through its comprehensive initiative, which has the UN’s full support, according to SPA.

SPA said that Prince Khalid and the US Special Envoy for Yemen discussed joint efforts made to support the Saudi initiative and UN efforts to reach a ceasefire and a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis.