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YEMENI OFFICIAL REGRETS “END OF CONSULTATIONS”

KUWAIT, — Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdelmalak Al-Mekhlafi on Saturday expressed regret “at conclusion of the peace consultations that have been hosted by the State of Kuwait under United Nations’ aegis Saturday without achieving peace aspired by the Yemeni people.”

The deputy premier and foreign minister, in remarks posted on his twitter account, accused Ansarullah and the People’s Congress party of hampering the consultations and remaining adamant on continuing the war.

The Yemeni Government delegation has “presented everything for the sake of peace and agreed to the draft accord presented by the UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to resolve the crisis but the other party refused to sign the agreement.”

Nevertheless, the UN envoy will proceed with his mission aimed at finding a final and comprehensive settlement to the strife and realizing peace in Yemen, Al-Mekhlafi announced.

Saturday, there was neither a final joint meeting, nor a final communique, he said, noting that the international trouble-shooter would personally release a statement.

Cheikh Ahmed had informed the UN Security Council, via remote-distance networks, that the opposition forces rebuffed the UN draft accord and urged the member States to intervene to break the dilemma in the process.

In response, the Council issued a statement urging the two groups to cooperate with the international trouble-shooter.

His blueprint envisages fighters’ withdrawal from cities, guns’ handover, reinstating State institutions and forming a conciliation government.

Kuwait, which has hosted these consultations since April 21st, had warned the parties that they must reach a consensus within days and the process was extended till August 7.

Source: Name News Network