UN Chief Ban Ki-moon is to arrive in the Kuwaiti capital on Sunday, in a bid to push Yemen peace talks taking place in Kuwait.
Ban will meet with the UN’s envoy on the Yemen conflict, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and with Yemeni parties involved in peace negotiations, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
He will also hold talks with Kuwait’s Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah, and government members, the spokesman added.
On Monday the UN chief heads to al-Quds (Jerusalme) to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, while on Monday he will head to Gaza and then to Jordan.
Ahead of his Middle East tour, Ban traveled to France to meet with President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, as France seeks to organize an international conference later this year to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.