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UN-led Peace Talks on Yemen End Without Agreement While Hopes Remain: UN Envoy

2015-06-20 08:51:37       source:Xinhua News Agency

June 19, 2015

"United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the UN-brokered peace talks on Yemen ended Friday without reaching an agreement but he believed a ceasefire could be achieved in future talks.

Ahmed stressed that though the talks which started Monday were of a preliminary nature, 'there is no doubt that there is ground ready to declare a ceasefire accompanied by a withdrawal.'

Amid continued violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis, the special envoy also highlighted the importance of reaching a humanitarian truce as quickly as possible as the holy month of Ramadan commences."

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