U.N. envoy hopes to announce Yemen ceasefire deal soon

U.N. envoy hopes to announce Yemen ceasefire deal soon
 

The United Nations' envoy for Yemen said on Friday after meeting with Houthi forces in Oman that he hoped to announce a ceasefire in the conflict in the next few days.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, speaking to Oman's state news agency ONA, said Houthi representatives and their allies had said a ceasefire was necessary. But he added he had yet to meet with exiled Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to discuss the matter.
"They were long and positive meetings, which make me optimistic. They have agreed during them to accept a ceasefire for 72 hours in Yemen which could be extended,"... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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