Yemen peace talks continue in Kuwait despite tension

Published May 8th, 2016 - 08:52 GMT
UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. (AFP/File)
UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. (AFP/File)

A source close to the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has denied reports about alleged suspension of Kuwait-hosted, UN-mediated Yemeni peace talks.

The Yemeni peace consultations are proceeding, the source told KUNA, denying media reports about a decision to suspend the talks.

"It is normal that consultations sessions could undergo some difficulties, but they are proceeding," he clarified.

The statement came in response to reports that the UN Envoy had decided to suspend the intra-Yemeni talks over differences among negotiators over the issues on the agenda.

Earlier, Yemeni negotiators held a second session of peace talks for the seventh day in a row in a bid to find a solution to the Yemeni crisis.

The delegations, which represent the Yemeni government, the General People's Congress, and Houthi movement, focused on a host of political, security, and economic issues. They exchanged views on a UN-proposed general framework for a comprehensive peace settlement.

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