AMMAN, Jordan, A meeting between the Yemeni government and the Houthis, started in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Wednesday, over an agreement to swap prisoners and detainees.

Hanan Badawi, spokeswoman of UN special envoy on Yemen, said that, the two-day meeting was attended by representatives from the UN's envoy office and the Red Cross.

The UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, voiced appreciation for Jordan to host the meeting and support the peace efforts in Yemen, she added.

"The meeting is for technical purposes and is part of efforts to follow up on the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement and discussions in Sweden in this regard," Badawi said.

Abdelqader al-Murtada of the Houthis, and head of the prisoners and detainees committee, said, the meeting is to look into obstacles that prevented the implementation of the deal on prisoners, reached in Sweden.

"The other side (Yemeni government) did not provide a full list with names of all prisoners and we asked the UN envoy that the government's delegation should provide name lists," al-Murtada said.

"The meeting in Amman is not for talks, as we have already reached an agreement in Sweden, we are here to follow up on that agreement," the Houthi representative added.

After consultations in Sweden, the two sides reached, in Dec, 2018, an agreement to swap about 15,000 prisoners.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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