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The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, the leading independent Yemeni think tank, has concluded a round of discussions with international delegates in the Saudi capital on efforts to end the conflict in Yemen.

Over the past two weeks, Sana’a Center Chairman Farea al-Muslimi and Executive Director Maged al-Madhaji held meetings in Riyadh with Yemeni and Saudi officials, the ambassadors to Yemen of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, political and military attachés and Saudi researchers and experts. The discussions were part of Sana’a Center track 1.5 and 2 peace initiatives, focused on exploring and developing pathways to resolve the Yemeni crisis and influence Yemen-related policies at the local, regional and international levels.

Executive Director Maged al-Madhaji said the talks “heralded the launch of a large-scale outreach process across Yemen and the region, with a view to finding a solution to the country’s ongoing war, now in its seventh year.

“Over the next five years, the Sana’a Center will focus more on Yemen’s relationship with regional neighbors, after working the past five years on establishing a global presence,” he added.

The diplomatic missions of the five permanent members of the Security Council noted on Twitter that the meeting with the Sana’a Center explored the latest developments in Yemen and the region, and focused on how best to find a Yemeni-led solution under the auspices of the United Nations.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think tank that seeks to foster change and impact policies through knowledge production, with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region.

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