UN announces the postponement of the Yemeni peace talks until the end of this year

UN announces the postponement of the Yemeni peace talks until the end of this year


The United Nations announced Thursday to postpone the peace talks scheduled for the end of November, between the parties to the Yemeni crisis, until later this year.

This was made in media statements by Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

"The UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has dropped his plan to hold peace talks on Yemen before the end of this month," Haq said.

Griffiths "hopes to bring the warring parties (the Yemeni government and the Houthis) to the table before the end of this year," the UN spokesman said.

"What we are trying to do is to overcome any issues so that we can get a successful round of negotiations as soon as possible," he said, responding to reporters ' questions about the reasons for postponing the peace talks, without further details.

On October 25, Griffiths announced that he was planning to hold a new round of talks between the Yemeni parties by the end of November.

The UN envoy then urged "seize the opportunity" to reach an agreement on confidence-building measures.


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