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Kuwaiti emir calls on Yemeni rivals to resume talks

May 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has called on Yemeni parties to the talks to resume talks to reach positive results and save Yemen’s security and stability.

Al-Sabah met yesterday afternoon with Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the UN Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to discuss the latest developments in the stalled peace talks between the Yemeni parties hosted by Kuwait.

Al-Sabah has also met with head of the Yemeni government’s delegation, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Abdul-Malik Al-Mikhlafi.

The Yemeni peace talks have reached a dead end; after the government delegation suspended its participation in the meetings and said it would only return if the Houthis, committed to withdraw from cities they have seized since 2014 and hand over weapons.

Nearly four weeks of the UN brokered peace talks between the Yemeni rivals in Kuwait have resulted in no progress so far.