Del­e­gates fly in for Ye­men peace talks

The Timaru Herald - - WORLD -

Del­e­ga­tions from both sides of Ye­men’s civil war have ar­rived in Swe­den for peace talks, with the United Na­tions hop­ing they can agree on a truce to al­low des­per­ately needed food aid into the strate­gic port of Hodei­dah. A 12-mem­ber team from Ye­men’s Saudi-backed gov­ern­ment, headed by for­eign min­is­ter Khaled al-Ya­mani, left Riyadh early yes­ter­day, a day after rebel del­e­gates landed in Stock­holm ac­com­pa­nied by the UN peace en­voy. Martin Grif­fiths, the Bri­tish UN en­voy to Ye­men, said it was an en­cour­ag­ing sign that both sides had turned up.

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