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Sweden ready to host Yemen peace talks

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Sweden is ready to host peace talks as soon as possible to try and negotiate an end to the war in Yemen, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Tuesday.

“We are preparing ourselves to, when the parties are ready, welcome them in Sweden,” she told Swedish news agency TT.

“We are also relying on (UN envoy) Martin Griffiths for this and hope it will happen,” she added.

“It is high time for peace talks.”

Wallstrom said she hoped the negotiations could begin this month.

At the end of October, Griffiths said he hoped the warring parties could meet in Sweden in November, after talks in Geneva in September collapsed following the absence of representatives of the Houthi militias.