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Sweden: Gov’t official calls for reopening of Sanaa airport as Yemen peace talks continue02:35

Sweden: Gov’t official calls for reopening of Sanaa airport as Yemen peace talks continue

Sweden, Rimbo
December 8, 2018 at 17:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Representatives of the warring sides of the Yemen conflict met at the Johannesberg Golf Club in Rimbo on Saturday, on the third day of the UN-sponsored peace talks.

The agenda of the meeting, which reportedly saw the participation of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, included — among other things — the establishment of a political framework and the reopening of Sanaa airport.

Yemen's Nasser Organisation Assistant Secretary and government member Rana Ghanem spoke to journalists outside the club, hoping that the participants of the talks "will feel a high responsibility and feel the misery of others."

"Four years of war are enough," she added

Fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Houthi fighters flared up again around Hodeidah in November, despite the United Nations pushing for a resumption of peace talks.

September's UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva failed after the Houthi delegation failed to show up for the consultations. The Rimbo peace talks kicked off on Thursday and will conclude next Thursday, December 13.

Sweden: Gov’t official calls for reopening of Sanaa airport as Yemen peace talks continue02:35
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Representatives of the warring sides of the Yemen conflict met at the Johannesberg Golf Club in Rimbo on Saturday, on the third day of the UN-sponsored peace talks.

The agenda of the meeting, which reportedly saw the participation of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, included — among other things — the establishment of a political framework and the reopening of Sanaa airport.

Yemen's Nasser Organisation Assistant Secretary and government member Rana Ghanem spoke to journalists outside the club, hoping that the participants of the talks "will feel a high responsibility and feel the misery of others."

"Four years of war are enough," she added

Fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Houthi fighters flared up again around Hodeidah in November, despite the United Nations pushing for a resumption of peace talks.

September's UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva failed after the Houthi delegation failed to show up for the consultations. The Rimbo peace talks kicked off on Thursday and will conclude next Thursday, December 13.