U.N. YEMEN ENVOY WELCOMES RETURN OF OPPOSITION PARTIES TO TALKS

UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad, praised as "pivotal and positive indication," the decision of the negotiating teams of the General People's Congress and Ansarullah movement, to return to the talks with the government negotiators, within the De-escalation and Coordination Committee (DCC).

"The decision signals the commitment of all parties, to help the committee monitor the field developments on the ground and strengthen the agreement on cessation of hostilities," he said, in a press release on Wednesday night.

The UN envoy noted that, the decision followed separate meetings and lengthy political consultations he had had, with heads of the two negotiating teams, to convince them of the urgency of the DCC work.

"The chief delegates of the General People's Congress and Ansarullah movement, presented letters to the effect that their respective negotiating teams agreed to resume participation in the DCC meetings," he said, noting that their return is "pivotal to the success of the talks."

He added that, he made a presentation to the UN Security Council, via a satellite link, on the progress of the UN-sponsored intra-Yemeni peace talks.

Source: Nam News Network