Yemen: 14 Eminent Personalities discussed Options for a Political Solution to End the War

11/11/2015

In close consultation with the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen and his team, the Berghof Foundation organized and facilitated a consultation meeting of 14 Yemeni eminent personalities in Jordan. The meeting took place from 2-4 November 2015 and will be followed by further substantive discussions and meetings.

The participants, who were invited on strictly personal basis (and not as official representatives of parties, groups or regions), engaged in an open and constructive discussion regarding main elements of a political agreement in Yemen as well as possible implementation mechanisms.

The discussions were very constructive and provided a wealth of ideas to support the warring parties in returning to the negotiation table, but also complement and enrich UN-led negotiations which are about to start in the coming weeks.

At the end of the 3-days meeting, the participants formulated a joint press statement > (in Arabic >).