Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, congratulated Hans Grundberg on his appointment as the UN Special Envoy for Yemen on Saturday.
In a tweet, Prince Khalid confirmed that the Kingdom would continue its close cooperation with the UN to bring peace and prosperity to Yemen and end its conflict.
Earlier, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan had reaffirmed that the Kingdom would stand by the new UN envoy and backed all peace efforts to end the war.
‘The Kingdom will continue to support all efforts to reach a political solution the helps bring peace and prosperity to Yemen’, Prince Faisal said on Twitter.
According to the UN, Grundberg has more than 20 years of experience in international affairs, including more 15 years of work in conflict resolutions, negotiation and mediation, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
Moreover, Grunberg has been the European Union Ambassador to Yemen since September 2019.
Before that, he headed the Gulf Affairs Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm when Sweden hosted the Yemeni negotiations, which led to an initial agreement in December 2018.