UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending the ongoing violence in Yemen are expected to begin on Monday, in Genva, AFP has reported a UN spokesman as saying.
"We expect the parties to be here for what we call Geneva Consulatations tomorrow," spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told reporters Sunday.
Representatives of the exiled, but internationally-recognized government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi confirmed that it had sent a delegation to Geneva on Saturday.
But representatives of the Houthi movement and of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress refused to board a UN plane.
Fawzi explained that representatives from both sides in the conflict were expected to be in the Swiss city by Sunday night.
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