Yemen peace consultations begin in Sweden

Yemen peace consultations begin in Sweden

Alsahwa Net- Yemen peace consultations began today, Thursday, with the attendance of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallstrom.

Martin Griffiths announced the signing of a prisoner swap deal that would see thousands of families reunited.

Wallstrom said the catastrophe in Yemen had to stop, hoping that both Yemeni sides would score needed progress.

Meanwhile, a top Houthi rebel threatened hours before the launch of the consultations to stop UN planes from accessing the main airport in Sana’a unless the talks lead to its full opening for all passenger flights.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni authorities demanded that the rebels withdraw from Hodeida and hand control back to the government.

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