Back on path to peace

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

A cer­e­mony was held in Sanaa yes­ter­day to com­mem­o­rate the 26th an­niver­sary of Ye­men’s re­u­ni­fi­ca­tion, as peace talks look like get­ting back on track. South and North Ye­men were in­de­pen­dent states un­til uni­fi­ca­tion in 1990. The cer­e­mony came as the United Na­tions en­voy for Ye­men said peace talks aimed at end­ing fight­ing in the coun­try were mak­ing “in­cred­i­ble progress” and that a halt in fight­ing was largely hold­ing. Is­mail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said at a fo­rum in the Qatari cap­i­tal, Doha, that a ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties is hold­ing around 80 to 90 per cent, even if pock­ets of vi­o­lence con­tinue. He said the drop in fight­ing has al­lowed much­needed aid to make its way to ar­eas af­fected by the fight­ing. Ahmed was hope­ful that most of the thorni­est is­sues in the con­flict have been dis­cussed dur­ing peace talks tak­ing place in Kuwait and that a res­o­lu­tion could be “very close”.

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