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Ould Cheikh Ahmed in Muscat for new round of Yemen peace talks

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks to the media after the Yemen peace talks in Switzerland on December 20, 2015. (Reuters)

United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has embarked on a new journey to initiate peace negotiations, starting from Omani capital city of Muscat.

Ahmed referred to his meeting with the Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi as very positive. Oman has expressed the need to end the war in Yemen as soon as possible, he added.

Sources at Al Arabiya have confirmed that the UN envoy is set to meet President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi in Aden as per his contact with parties in the Yemini crisis.

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The meet will revolve around proposals to have the militia coup leave Hodeidah and hand over the port to a third party, which will be managed under the supervision of the United Nations.

It will also feature proposals to supply financial revenues for the port to the Central Bank and enable the government to pay salaries of employees suspended since September of last year.

This article is also available in Arabic

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