The first round of discussions on peace in the war-torn country of Yemen is in front of the completion. At the scheduled end of the peace talks on Thursday in Sweden, UN Secretary-General António is antónio Guterres arrived.

“His visit and the full support of the international community for the UN-led consultations are important,” wrote the Swedish foreign Minister and hostess, Margot Wallström. “The Yemeni people deserve peace and stability.” Guterres wants to meet a speaker, with the delegations of the two parties to the conflict and at the conclusion of meeting to speak.

agreement on a prisoner exchange, but no breakthrough

The UN referred to the civil war in Yemen as the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. In the country, the Houthi rebels have been fighting for more than four years against the government, which is supported by a saudi Arabian-led military coalition. The Sunni Saudi Arabia sees the rebels as an ally of his Shiite Nemesis Iran. The Alliance contributed its air attacks significantly to the escalation of the bloody conflict.

In Sweden, to advise the Shiite Huthi rebels and the internationally-recognized government since the days of the end of the war. From Sweden it is said that the negotiations could be expected to be in January, continued. So far, there was agreement on a prisoner exchange, but no breakthrough.

The world health organisation WHO States in the conflict, about 10,000 people have been killed, more than 60,000 were injured. All of ten minutes to die, according to Unicef, a child to preventable disease or malnutrition. The British Ex-foreign Minister and President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband defendant in a SPIEGEL Interview that the country had been abandoned to its social, economic and political collapse.

the result of the peace consultations on the situation in Yemen is to be transmitted, according to the Reuters news Agency on Friday, the UN security Council. Foreign Minister Wallström said, therefore, that the talks had taken place “in a positive spirit and in good Faith”.


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