UN calls for a new round of Yemen peace talks

(VOVworld) - A new round of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides should begin by the end of May, the UN mediator said Wednesday, as concern grows over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at an event in Washington, DC on April 21, 2017. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told media at Yemen’s Red Sea Port of Hodeida that negotiations are underway to stave off a feared military attack on Hodeida. He said he hopes the negotiations will lead to a cease-fire.

Ahmed said averting an attack on Hodeida, the main entry point for desperately needed aid to Yemen, could allow a real cessation of hostilities and a return to previous talks.

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