Saudis support Yemen peace talks

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir voiced support on Wednesday for peace talks on Yemen’s conflict which the United Nations says will take place this month in Geneva. “We hope they will be successful,” Al Jubeir told reporters after a summit of Arab and South American countries in Riyadh. “We support these negotiations and hope they will achieve peace, security and stability in Yemen,” he said. Addressing the summit late on Tuesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that his special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, “intends to convene a new round of peace consultations in Switzerland… this month”. He did not give a specific date but said both the Yemeni government and the Houthis have committed to attend”.

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