Yemeni government and Houthi militias invited to Sept 6 Geneva peace talks

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is still trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict. (Supplied)

The United Nations has invited the Yemeni government and the Houthi militias to peace talks in Geneva on September 6, a UN spokeswoman said on Friday.

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is still trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict.

“I can confirm the office of Special Envoy has sent invitations to the government of Yemen and to Ansarullah,” UN spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci told a Geneva news briefing.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador to Yemen Mathew Tueller said: “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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