Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and UN Special Envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg in the ministry's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on November 22, 2021. Press Photo
CAIRO – 22 November 2021: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Monday UN Special Envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg in Cairo asserting the necessity of pushing forward the political pathway in the war-torn Arab country in order to accomplish a comprehensive and sustainable settlement to the prolonged crisis in alignment with international references.
The minister affirmed on that front Egypt's support to the mission of the UN special envoy, and all the regional and international efforts aimed at accomplishing the desired settlement.
Shokry further underlined the guidelines of the Egyptian stance on the Yemeni crisis, which are backing the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Yemen as well as the political pathway and the aspirations of the Yemeni people for a better future.
The minister also underscored that that the security and stability of Yemen is part of regional security and stability. "Hence, Egypt refutes any use of Yemeni territories as a platform to jeopardize the security of Saudi Arabia and the security of navigation in the Red Sea," the press statement issued by the ministry indicates.
On his side, the UN official briefed Minister Shokry on the work he did over the past period to explore the horizons of resuming comprehensive dialogue among Yemeni parties. Grundberg also tackled the political and field developments on the Yemeni scenes, expressing appreciation for the Egyptian role and hope for further cooperation to fulfill the interests of Yemen.