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Yemen legitimate government says to take part in peace talks in Sweden

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The Yemeni legitimate government announced Monday its participation in peace talks the United Nations is trying to hold in Sweden in the coming weeks to end the conflict.

In a letter to UN envoy Martin Griffiths, the Yemeni foreign ministry in the internationally-recognized government said in a statement published by Yemen’s news agency SABA, that it would send a delegation to represent it in the negotiations.

In its letter, the government called on the United Nations to “pressure the Houthi militias to respond to UN efforts and to come to consultations unconditionally.”

The Yemeni legitimate government demanded that the UN take a “firm stance of any disruption by the militias to delay or not to attend scheduled consultations.”

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Griffiths is seeking new peace talks in Sweden in the coming weeks, with support from major powers, notably the United States, Britain and France.

Griffiths is expected to visit the Yemeni capital within days for talks with the Houthi leadership in preparation for the peace talks.