Yemen peace talks expected to start in Geneva on Monday: UN

Published June 14th, 2015 - 01:52 GMT
Yemen has been in turmoil since last September when Houthis stormed the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. (AFP/File)
Yemen has been in turmoil since last September when Houthis stormed the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. (AFP/File)

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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