U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri heads Sunday to Yemen for a tour of the country. Her office said Thursday she will met with President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and key ministers during her visit.
Hadi took power in 2012 after longtime President Saleh stepped down in the wake of the Middle East and North African upheavals known as the Arab Spring.
He told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a July meeting in Washington more than 500 delegates were taking part in the reconciliation agenda.
Pansieri's agenda includes meetings with Yemeni rights leaders and delegates from U.N. agencies. On Monday, she'll oversee the inauguration ceremony for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights country office in Sanaa, Yemen's capital.
Yemen was the subject of an August terrorism alert issued by the U.S. State Department. Several Western embassies in the country were closed, though Yemeni officials downplayed the threat warning.
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