Statement on Appointment of Special Envoy Ahmed

April 28, 2015

United States Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller welcomes the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, and hopes that his appointment will lead to the resumption of talks and political dialogue in the near future.

The growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen makes the continuation of the peaceful and legitimate political process even more urgent. A peaceful, political dialogue should fulfill the aspirations of all Yemenis and be based upon the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, and UN Security Council resolutions.