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First direct consultation opponents Yemen

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STOCKHOLM – For the first time since the beginning of the vredesoverleg in Sweden there is direct contact between the warring parties in Yemen. Under the pressure of western mediators is a delegation of president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Sunday, around the table sit with a delegation of the rebel Houthi’s.

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

The parties are gathered in a castle outside the Swedish capital Stockholm. The delegation of the Yemeni government first wanted the castle to enter, because the delegation of the Houthi’s from too few leaders would exist. But after some urging, could UN envoy Martin Griffiths still a new round of negotiations open.

In Yemen to fight the Houthi’s against the internationally recognized government. Supported by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The sunni Saudi Arabia considers the rebels as allies of its shiite nemesis Iran.

The peace negotiations began on Thursday and run until Wednesday. Last week, the warring parties agreed on a prisoner exchange.

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