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Breakthrough on the prisoner exchange in Jemensamtal
NyheterGenombrott about the prisoner exchange in JemensamtalFoto: David Keyton/associated press/TTHuthirebellerna and the government of Yemen agree fångutbytet. The talks are held in the Johannesbergs slott in Rimbo.Photo: Hani Mohammed/AP/TTHuthirebeller in al-Hudaydah. Arkivbild.NEWS

the Yemeni government and Huthirebellerna is clear agreement on the prisoner exchange, said the two sides in the talks at Johannesberg outside of Rimbo. Fångutbytet will be ready by the end of January.

Fångutbytet is one of the main issues in the talks, and the parties were very close to a breakthrough on Sunday evening, but the details were still unclear.

– We are in agreement... that the agreement should be completed within 48 days, " says Haid Haig from the government's delegation into the.

In practice, this means that fångutbytet should be ready by the end of January, " he adds. A list of names can come already on Monday, which is confirmed by the rebellsidans delegates.

the Question on the fångutbytet is so far the only one where the two parties sat in the same room during the negotiations in Johannesberg, according to AFP.

the Hardest question left

One question that remains is perhaps the most difficult, of the port city of al-Hudaydah. The yemeni government agree that the united nations must play a supervisory role in the city, but rejects a permanent presence, announces foreign minister Khalid al-Yamani.

Khalid al-Yamani says the al-Hudaydah (Hodeidah), which is now controlled by Huthirebellerna, should be controlled by the Yemeni government. The government is however prepared to accept that the UN may monitor the port that is a lifeline with regard to importation of food and other supplies.

Huthirebellerna has demanded that al-Hudaydah will be a neutral zone. This is rejected sharply by regeringssidan.

Solution to deploy peacekeeping forces or any other form of permanent UN presence, or to make the city a neutral zone, something we will never accept, " says al-Yamani.

Avoiding all-out attack

UN proposes that the Iranstödda Huthirebellerna in Yemen withdraw from al-Hudaydah (Hodeidah) and to the saudiskledda of the alliance at the same time, the cessation of all attacks in the port city, according to a document that the news agency AFP has taken part of.

the Document, which has been verified by two sources from the yemeni government's delegation into the peace talks outside Rimbo, north of Stockholm, also includes a proposal for a cease-fire at the important port on the Red sea.

the Area would, under the proposal, controlled by a joint committee and monitored by the UN.

the Mediator, the UN envoy, Martin Griffiths, to of the proposal avoid an all-out attack against the al-Hudaydah. The city is the most difficult issue in the talks, according to a UN source.

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