Corona virus postpones the new round of prisoner negotiations between the legitimacy and the Houthis

Corona virus postpones the new round of prisoner negotiations between the legitimacy and the Houthis


17-11-2020

The office of the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen informed the two parties to the conflict in Yemen on Tuesday to postpone the date of the new round of negotiations on the file of prisoners and detainees for an indefinite period.

A source in the legitimate government suggested that this postponement was a result of the precautionary measures to confront the Corona virus.

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen Mr. Martin Griffiths announced last month, after the successful completion of the first phase of the prisoner exchange deal, that new negotiations between the two parties would be held before the end of this November.

The Houthis confirmed, last Friday, that they had received an invitation from the United Nations to attend new consultations regarding prisoners, which were scheduled to begin Thursday, November 19, in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

The official in charge of the prisoner’s negotiations file with the Houthi group, Abdul Qader Al-Murtada, said in a tweet on his Twitter account on Tuesday: “We were informed by the United Nations to postpone the date of the round of negotiations on the prisoners' file, which was scheduled to start on Thursday, in the Jordanian capital, until a later time ".

The United Nations succeeded in mid-October in sponsoring the largest exchange of prisoners and detainees since the beginning of the war between the internationally recognized legitimate government and the Houthis.