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Hopeful tone about the peace talks on Yemen

the Parties are discussing very specifically a series of difficult questions. You might think that nothing happens, because nothing is finished until everything is clear, but then you should know that the parties are working hard and we hope to be able to show something before we go from here, " said Martin Griffiths, during a press conference on Monday.

the Peace talks started last Thursday and is expected to continue for another few days. The interest for the talks, between the saudistödda yemeni regeringssidan, and the huthiska the rebels, supported by Iran, is large, and a couple of hundred journalists from all over the world find themselves on the Johannesbergs castle in Gottröra, outside Stockholm.

welcome, said Martin Griffiths: it shows that the world cares, and it puts pressure on the parties to deliver the results.

– It is 2.5 years since the last time, and for too long.

the Women from Yemen who support the UN mediator in Gottröra

ms Margot Wallström and mr Griffiths. Photo: Beatrice Lundborg

Good will, he assured, and the parties are discussing in the working groups on various issues. These include the airport in Sanaa, which kontrollerads of the rebels, and yet not agree on the conditions of how it will be able to open. These include the port in the city of Houdeidah at the Red sea, vital to get supplies in the country, but where battles are still raging; there are the conditions for the fångutväxling agreed, as well as the economy in the long-suffering country. Agreement should be within reach in several of these areas.

Griffiths in particular:

– these calls are made with a terrible humanitarian situation that fund.

Both parties are keen to change this situation. On Tuesday, may the parties a detailed information on the humanitarian situation in the country, including by the united nations.

Martin Griffith stressed that he hopes to be able to view specific, detailed document of what is agreed in Gottröra: texts that can seem like lists and at the same time putting pressure forward. Drafts of such papers are available, and are revised constantly.

Equally important is a plan for further talks, probably in the beginning of next year. All hope will be a starting point.

also to thank Sweden for facilitating the talks, and called the place ”tailor-made” for the negotiations.

" that is not negotiating in good faith, never reaching anywhere. The case of Yemen, the case of Ireland, where I come from, he commented, " after receiving several questions about the discussions were really fruitful.

" But to leak what was said, I can tell you that there are remarkable stories of meetings and conversations between people on the different sides.

But, he added, there are no guarantees.

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