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Martin Griffiths to meet Yemen’s President Hadi in Riyadh

Martin Griffiths

UN Envoy Martin Griffiths will meet Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on Saturday in Riyadh, official sources told Al Arabiya English.

The meeting was based on a request from Griffiths coinciding with the launch of new negotiations between the legitimate government and the Houthi militias in Geneva next Wednesday.

The sources added that Griffiths called for the meeting to discuss the newest developments in the negotiation process with President Hadi.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr criticized the recent UN report released on Tuesday by human rights experts.

During his meeting with the American Ambassador to Yemen in Cairo, bin Daghr said that the report was based on misleading, false information and that it lacked neutrality and professionalism. He added that the report ignored many humanitarian crimes committed by the Houthi militias.

United States ambassador to Yemen Mathew Tueller, had said that this coming round of Geneva talkswill be held to look into procedures for building trust, and that is a step towards a comprehensive solution to the conflict in the Yemen.

The ambassador said that positive results could include alleviation of the human suffering, releasing prisoners and detainees, commencing commercial and civil flights especially in Sanaa airport, building trust between the two sides, and taking the necessary procedures with the Yemeni Central Bank to maintain the Yemeni currency rate.

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