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Chief delegates to Yemeni talks hold face-to-face session

KUWAIT, April 28 (KUNA) -- Heads of the negotiating teams of the three main stakeholders in Yemen held a direct session of talks at Bayan Palace on Thursday evening following separate meetings with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
The representatives of the Yemeni government, the General People's Congress and Ansarullah movement discussed agenda of the intra-Yemeni peace talks suggested by Cheikh Ahmed and the measures necessary to bolster up the ceasefire in Yemen.
The UN envoy seeks to capitalize on the positive atmospheres, provided over the last week, to build consensus and bring close the viewpoints of the three parties regarding the political, security and economic topics of the draft agenda. The direct peace talks achieved noticeable progress on Tuesday after the delegations agreed on the UN-proposed framework for the coming period, in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and the Biel meeting held in Switzerland in December 2015.
They started on last Thursday with the aim of concluding an overall peace agreement to put an end to the Yemeni crisis based on the UNSC Resolution 2216, the GCC initiative for Yemen and the outcomes of the national dialogue. (pickup previous) nma.gb