UN still ‘positive’ as Yemen talks enter second week

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Al-Thawra Net

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen has expressed optimism about the ongoing round of negotiations between Yemeni warring sides as long drawn-out peace talks enter into a second week.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Thursday that a “positive atmosphere” prevailed during talks under way in Kuwait.

“The divergence of views is to be expected in a country witnessing war. It is crucial that all parties make concessions… in order to reach a comprehensive political agreement,” Ould said.

The UN diplomat has held several rounds of talks with the two sides in a bid to get them to approve agenda.