THE UNITED NATIONS, January 9. /TASS/. Moscow maintains constant contact with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths while looking for a solution to the conflict and supporting proposals aimed at larger UN presence in Yemen, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday.
"It is obvious that the conflict spanning many years will not cease right after the agreements are reached which the UN special envoy worked out at the talks in Sweden," Nebenzya said speaking about the UN-sponsored deal on sealing Yemen's strategic port of Hodeidah agreed in early December in Stockholm.
"We do not expect immediate results and keep working alongside Martin with the aim of implementing the agreements as soon as possible," the diplomat said.
"We approve of the efforts to boost UN presence in Yemen," he stressed. "We back the UN Secretary General’s initiative to set up a new mission facilitating the implementation of the Hodeidah deal. We proceed from that fact that it will help in Martin Griffiths’s future mediatory work, including the organization of a new round of consultations."
Nebenzya pointed out that the parties to the conflict in Yemen "should be determined to reach compromise solutions to existing disagreements."