Jordan has not agreed to host a meeting of the prisoner Exchange Committee

Jordan has not agreed to host a meeting of the prisoner Exchange Committee


The Office of the UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Monday that the Jordanian government has not yet agreed to hold a meeting of the Committee to monitor the implementation of the prisoners ' agreement,

The Committee, which was set up by the United Nations-sponsored Sweden agreement (6-13 December), was scheduled to meet in Amman, Jordan, to discuss a mechanism for exchanging prisoners between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.

According to the Swedish agreement, the release of the captives will take place on Jan. 19, just five days later, but the indicators for the implementation of the agreement to the moment are unclear.

Representatives of the Al-Houthi group in the prisoners ' committee headed to Amman, Jordan, this morning to discuss the implementation of the exchange of prisoners and detainees with the Yemeni government under UN auspices.

"A team from the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs headed by a member of the negotiating delegation, Chairman of the Committee, Abdulqader al-Murtada, went to Amman to discuss the obstacles that prevent the implementation of the prisoner exchange agreement," the Houthi affiliated website “Al-Masirah,” said.

For his part, Al-Murtada said through his official Facebook account that he is "leaving Sanaa International Airport, heading to Amman, to hold direct meetings with the other party (representatives of the Yemeni government) under the auspices of the United Nations."

He added that "the meetings in the context of trying to solve the forms and obstacles that prevent the implementation of the Agreement on the exchange of prisoners and detainees".


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