Delay of Yemen Peace Talks

18 Apr 2016

Delay of Yemen Peace Talks

Due to developments over the last few ours, the start of the Yemeni-Yemeni peace negotiations scheduled to begin today,  Monday April 18, 2016 in Kuwait, will be delayed.

“We are working to overcome the latest challenges and ask the delegations to show good faith, participate in the talks in order to reach a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Yemen. The next few hours are crucial. We call on the parties to take their responsibilities seriously and agree on comprehensive solutions,” said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, United Nations Secretary General’s  Special Envoy for Yemen.

The negotiations are expected to be based on a framework that paves the way to a peaceful and orderly process based on the GCC initiative and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

“I would like to thank the delegation of the Government of Yemen for its commitment and arrival on time. I hope that Ansarallah and the General People's Congress do not miss this opportunity that could save Yemen the loss of more lives and put an end to the circle of violence that has engulfed the country,” added the Special Envoy.   He also expressed his gratitude to the Government of Kuwait for its willingness to host the talks and the professionalism demonstrated in the preparations.


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