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Summer of Victories 2019


Yemen Talks Produce Prisoner Swap Agreement

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On the same day of starting peace talks in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm, Yemen’s warring parties agreed to a prisoner swap that will allow thousands of families to be reunited, United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths announced.

Meanwhile, the reduction of violence, Sanaa Airport, humanitarian access and economic challenges are to be discussed during the negotiations, Griffiths said.

The talks mark the first meeting since 2016, when 106 days of negotiations yielded no breakthrough in a war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine.

The Sweden meeting follows two major confidence-boosting gestures between the warring parties — a prisoner swap deal and the evacuation of 50 Ansarullah wounded revolutionaries from the capital for treatment in Oman.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team