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Yemen: Reached ‘good understanding’ with Houthis on economic file

Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallstrom (C-2nd L) and UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths (C- 2nd R) attend a press conference during the opening session of Yemen peace talks in Rimbo town of Stockholm, Sweden, on December 6, 2018. ( Atila Altuntaş - Anadolu Agency )

The Yemeni government said yesterday that its delegation in Sweden has reached a “good” understanding with the Houthis on economic issues.

Marwan Damaj told reporters on the sidelines of consultations held in the Swedish capital Stockholm: “I think we have reached a good understanding on the economy, and the details will be announced.”

“Hudaydah revenues will be transferred to the central bank branch in the city and will be managed from the bank head office in Aden, according to the law,” the Yemeni official said.

The minister expected consultations on important issues including the economy and airports to come to an end later today.

Earlier yesterday, UN envoy Martin Griffiths’ office announced on Twitter that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in the final day of consultations in Sweden.

Guterres will meet with the Yemeni government delegation and the Houthi delegation.

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