Yemen warring parties to travel to Switzerland to discuss prisoner releases

15 Sep 2020 / 21:45 H.

    DUBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Delegations from Yemen's warring parties will meet on Thursday in Switzerland to discuss a United Nations-backed agreement on prisoner releases, a Houthi spokesman and a U.N. source said on Tuesday.

    The two delegations, which had been meeting in Jordan, are flying on Wednesday to Switzerland for a week-long talks to finalise a deal on prisoner releases, the U.N. source said.

    Mohammed Abdulsalam, chief negotiator of the Houthi movement told Reuters his group's committee is set to leave Sanaa on a U.N. plane.

    The Iran-allied Houthis and Yemen's Saudi-backed government are trying to reach an agreement to end a years-long war and ease a humanitarian crisis in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country.

    (Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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