Stockholm � Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the country for over three years, leaving millions of civilians dependent on international assistance.
According to a tweet early on Wednesday from the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process is scheduled to begin in the Swedish capital Stockholm within hours.
He extended his appreciation to the government of Sweden for hosting the political consultations, and the government of Kuwait for facilitating the travel of the Sana'a delegation to the talks, referring to representatives of the Houthi rebel movement, who were allowed to fly out of the Yemeni capital a few days ago.
According to UN News, the world body attempted to bring the parties together � the Houthis and officially-recognized government delegation � in Geneva in September for consultations, but conditions to allow the Houthi delegation to reach the Swiss city, did not materialize.
Source: International Islamic News Agency