UN Special Envoy on Yemen helping to address unrest in country

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Jamal Benomar. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Political parties in Yemen have been urged to cooperate to overcome challenges they face and move the political process forward.

The appeal has come from the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, who is in the country holding talks with Yemen's highest authorities and various political leaders.

Yemen has faced a political crisis that was sparked in 2011 during what is commonly known as the "Arab Spring".

A fragile ceasefire is in place between the Government of Yemen, the Houthi Shiite and other armed groups.

Stéphane Dujarric, the UN Spokesperson has more.

"He has been closely coordinating with the President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and other political leaders to reach a sustainable political solution through dialogue. Mr. Benomar has urged all parties to maintain a spirit of national partnership and constructive cooperation to overcome the current challenges and move the political process forward.”

Mr Benomar has also met with representatives of the Houthis, and the Islah, Nasserite and the Socialist parties, Dujarric says.

These parties were urged to abide by the Transition Agreement, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and Security Council resolutions.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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