US ambassador to Yemen ‘optimistic’ about Geneva talks

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United States ambassador to Yemen Mathew Tueller, said on Wednesday that this coming round of Geneva talks will be held to look into procedures for building trust, and that is a step towards a comprehensive solution to the conflict in the Yemen.

Tueller reassured his optimism in a press conference held in the Egyptian capital Cairo saying: “I met with both sides of the conflict in Yemen and they’re both ready to be part of these talks without any conditions.”


Despite expressing his belief in positive results, however he added saying: “We expect the negotiations to be extremely modest, and even if the results were humble it will still give hope to the Yemenis whose sufferings are increasing because of the war.”

The ambassador said that positive results could include alleviation of the human suffering, releasing prisoners and detainees, commencing commercial and civil flights especially in Sanaa airport, building trust between the two sides, and taking the necessary procedures with the Yemeni Central Bank to maintain the Yemeni currency rate.

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