Yemen talks agree on aid convoy, still aim at wider peace: UN

Reuters , Thursday 17 Dec 2015

UN Secretary-General Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (C) open with delegations from Sanaa at the Yemen peace talks in Switzerland December 15, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Participants at Yemeni peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Switzerland agreed on the full resumption of humanitarian aid to the city of Taiz on Thursday and planned to move onto wider issues to put a permanent end to the war, a UN statement said.

"The consultations will continue in the next few days and seek to define a clear way forward with a special focus on specific areas," the statement said after a third day of talks.

These would include a sustainable national ceasefire, the release of prisoners and detainees, the withdrawal of forces and creation of interim security measures, the organised return of heavy weapons to the state, the restoration of state control over public institutions and the resumption of an inclusive political dialogue, it said. 

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