RIMBO (Sweden) – Peace Talks in Yemen between the government and the "Ansarullah" movement (Houthis) will begin Thursday in Sweden, announced Wednesday the UN.
UN envoy Martin Griffiths "wishes to announce the resumption of the inter-Yemeni political process in Sweden on December 6, 2018," said Griffiths' services on Twitter.
A Houthi delegation left the Yemeni capital Sanaa by air on Tuesday to participate in these peace talks. The delegation, who was accompanied by UN mediator Martin Griffiths, left Sanaa aboard a Kuwaiti plane to participate in planned peace talks in Sweden, the media added.
Houthis Movement spokesman Mohammed Abdelsalam confirmed in a tweet the departure of the delegation to Sweden, saying that the Houthis "will spare no effort to make peace talks a success." "and put an end to the crisis. "Our hands are strained towards peace," he added, while calling on elements of the "Ansarullah" movement to remain "vigilant in the face of any attempt at military escalation on the ground."
The departure of the delegation was preceded by two confidence-building measures with the Yemeni government. This is the evacuation Monday of 50 injured Houthis to Oman and the announcement Tuesday of an agreement for the exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war. No official date has been announced for the opening of talks in Sweden, the first of its kind since 2016.
The last round that failed was held in Kuwait. The humanitarian situation in Yemen has deteriorated due to insecurity in Hodeida, through which 70% of Yemeni imports transit, according to the (WFP).