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UN envoy holds two separate meetings with Yemeni delegations

May 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm


The United Nations Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed held on Thursday two separate meetings with delegations from the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels in the context of efforts to revive consultations after the Yemeni government announced on Tuesday that it had suspended its participation in the talks.

Yemeni sources accompanying the delegations told Al-Arabi Al- Jadeed that the UN envoy met on Thursday with the government delegation and asked it to return to talks, but the delegation reiterated the demands it had made in a message to Cheikh on Tuesday, which included a written document in which the Houthis would declare their commitment to six points.

Following the meeting with the government delegation, the UN envoy met with the delegations of the Houthi group and the Popular Congress Party, which is headed by deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Sources close to the Houthis did not rule out the resumption of consultative meetings at a later point if Cheikh’s efforts bear fruit.