U.N. envoy sees Yemeni talks starting next month

  • World
  • Friday, 29 Jun 2018

U.N. envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is escorted by bodyguards as he arrives at Sanaa airport in Sanaa, Yemen June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths expects to get the warring parties in Yemen back to the negotiating table for the first time in years, and both sides have confirmed their willingness to talk, he said in a U.N. radio interview late on Thursday.

"I’d like to get the parties together within the next few weeks at the very latest," he said. "I’m hoping that the (U.N.) Security Council will meet next week and we’ll put a plan before them as to how we’re going to bring the talks back."

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Catherine Evans)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

Ukrainian officials search for evidence of Russian war crimes
Colombia president's move to label protesters 'peace managers' sparks controversy
U.S. records 4,500 deaths from flu this season
Starters of South Korea against Brazil in World Cup Round of 16
Starters of Brazil against South Korea in World Cup Round of 16
Croatia beat Japan through penalty shootout to reach World Cup quarters
Spanish police find more 'bloody packages' sent to Ukraine missions
China's Zheng/Huang named badminton Pair of Year
41 pct of Finnish SMEs prepare for layoffs in 2023: survey
Cameroon to boost security for peaceful end-of-year festivities

Others Also Read