Yemeni peace talks start in Sweden between legitimate government and Houthis

Yemeni peace talks start in Sweden between legitimate government and Houthis

Yemeni peace talks kicked off on Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden, between the Yemeni government and Houthi militias.

The UN’s special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, briefly described what the peace talks will include, saying that many hard decisions were taken before the talks kicked off.

Griffiths added that he is grateful for the role that Saudi Arabia played in supporting the Yemeni peace talks.

He further mentioned that an agreement has already been reached on the exchange of prisoners and detainees today, Thursday.

The UN envoy concluded with saying that the peace talks will also discuss several aspects of the Yemeni people’s situation including the violence being used and insuring aid deliverance.

Griffiths added that the possibility of direct meetings between the legitimate government and Houthi militias are still being looked into.

Regarding Sanaa’s airport, the UN envoy said that they have a proposal to discuss with the conflicting parties of Yemen.

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