Yemen’s warring sides hold prisoner exchange talks in Geneva

Representatives of Yemen’s government and the Houthi rebels
began talks in Geneva on Saturday aimed at implementing a deal on
an exchange of prisoners, the United Nations said, Trend reports citing

The deal, which brought Yemen’s warring sides – the
internationally recognised government and the Houthis – to
Switzerland is being overseen by UN envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg
and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“I hope the parties are ready to engage in serious and
forthcoming discussions to agree on releasing as many detainees as
possible,” Grundberg said in a statement.

“I urge the parties to fulfil the commitments they made, not
just to each other, but also to the thousands of Yemeni families
who have been waiting to be reunited with their loved ones for far
too long,” he added.

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