UN Negotiations Concluded in Jordan

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The United Nations concluded, Wednesday, a round of negotiations between Sana’a and the Saudi-backed government which was devoted to discussing the mechanism for paying state employees salaries.

Diplomatic sources in the Jordanian capital, Amman, stated that the tour was supervised by the UN envoy to Yemen, noting that tangible progress has been achieved in the context of unifying the revenues for paying salaries in all regions of Yemen.

The sources did not clarify the nature of the agreement, but it expected new rounds in the coming days, pointing to an international push towards proceeding with this item, paving the way for extending the truce for the next six months.

In early April, the UN special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced the nationwide ceasefire, for the first time since 2016, saying the two-month truce would be eligible for renewal with the consent of parties. The truce meant to halt all military operations in the country and to bring the foreign military invasion to an end.