Oman to host next Yemeni talks: UN envoy

Oman to host next Yemeni talks: UN envoy

Ahmad, who described the situation in Yemen as "tragic and disasterous," said the Yemeni people suffered from a critical humanitarian crisis.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - UN Secretary General special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad said Friday his successor would prepare for a new round of talks between Yemeni sides, in Oman.

This round of talks will reaffirm on the peaceful and political solution, and that the two parties should offer concessions in order to reach a settlement, Ahmad said in an interview with Oman News Agency (ONA).

He said the role of the envoy was to "facilitate" negotiations between the parties, who would then decide if they were ready for peace or not.

Ahmad, who described the situation in Yemen as "tragic and disasterous," said the Yemeni people suffered from a critical humanitarian crisis.

He said over than a million people were infected with Cholera, and the diphtheria was spreading alongside malnutrition among children.

Ahmad said there were famine in some areas, urging the warring parties to respect human rights and right of people who have no link to this conflict.

Saudi Arabia has been waging war on Yemen since March 2015 in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, another former president, who was friendly to Riyadh. At least 13,600 people have been killed in the war.


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