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Yemeni government discusses Houthi withdrawal

Houthi rebels with weapons
Houthi rebels with weapons in Yemen [File photo]

The Yemeni government delegation to the peace talks in Kuwait discussed with the UN envoy to Yemen the government’s vision regarding the Houthi withdrawal and the handing over of the group’s weapons, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported today.

The government delegation discussed the details of the withdrawal with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Meanwhile, the UN envoy held several political and diplomatic meetings as part of the discussions regarding the Yemeni peace process. He met with Houthi officials and others from the party of the former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

“We exerted much efforts during the meetings, stressing on the importance that the government re-join the coordination and ceasefire committee,” Cheikh Ahmed said, noting that mutual coordination is a “positive indication” to the obligation of all parties regarding the ceasefire.

On Wednesday, Cheikh Ahmed briefed the UN Security Council about the developments of the Yemeni peace discussions.

“The support of the international community to the Yemeni issue is unprecedented and I hope that all sides benefit from this in order to achieve stability of the country and improve the security, political and economic situation.”

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