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Yemeni peace talks resume in Kuwait

16 July 2016

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July 16, 2016 Kuwait – The Yemeni peace talks hosted by the State of Kuwait resumed today at the request of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in a plenary session with delegations from the Yemeni government, the General People's Congress and Ansar Allah.

The Special Envoy centred his speech around the focus of the upcoming phase on “the consolidation of the complete and comprehensive cessation of hostilities, the activation of the De-escalation and Coordination Committee and the Local De-escalation committees, in addition to the formation of the security committees that will supervise withdrawal and the handing over of weapons from area A and on the opening of safe corridors for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. At the same time, the prisoners and detainee committee will continue its work aimed at the release of all prisoners and detainees as soon as possible”.

The Special also thanked the State of Kuwait for the exceptional political, technical and logistical support which it is providing to the two delegations. The Envoy also emphasized “that the talks are embarking on a definitive stage which places the two delegations under the close scrutiny of the Yemeni public and the international community. In front of the two delegations are multiple specific obligations. This chance may be the last for them to gain the trust of the Yemeni public and to achieve peace in the country”.

It is noteworthy that, during the past two weeks, the Special Envoy held numerous meetings with Yemeni and regional political representatives in order to update them on the most important issues discussed and agreed upon; and to solicit their support for the upcoming phase.