U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait

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U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait

U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait

(Kuwait) – United Nations-sponsored talks to end the crisis in Yemen resumed in Kuwait where U.N. special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed earlier held a series of meetings with ambassadors and senior Kuwaiti officials as part of a bid to broker a final and comprehensive agreement between warring parties.
The resumption of the Yemeni peace talks, which began on 21st April, comes after Kuwait recently issued an ultimatum to the warring parties to strike a deal within 15 days or leave the Gulf state.
Later, the UN envoy will meet the delegates of the internationally-recognised Yemeni government and the rebels.
Other items on the agenda of the meeting include the setting up of special committees to oversee the suspension of fighting, withdrawal of rebel fighters, handing over their arms to the government as well as releasing prisoners.
Talks will be focused on establishing a nationwide cessation of hostilities and opening safe humanitarian corridors to affected areas.
(Courtesy WAM)