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Kuwait, Sweden hold consultations over upcoming Yemen talks - Deputy FM

KUWAIT, Dec 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and Stockholm are holding consultations over upcoming talks between the Yemeni parties in Sweden, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Sunday.
Al-Jarallah was answering questions by reporters over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's visit to Kuwait to ask for advice over Yemen peace talks.
Wallstrom, he said, met with Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and she was keen to visit Kuwait before the talks began.
She wanted to have a clear picture over the upcoming talks because Kuwait had hosted the Yemeni parties for 100 days, said Al-Jarallah, "so there is a background and knowledge in developments and nature of talks, and how the host country should deal with those parties." The two sides discussed Sweden's role as a facilitator of the talks, said Al-Jarallah who was speaking on sidelines of a reception by the UAE's Embassy on the country's national day.
"We were open and conveyed to her our experience with the talks. We hope the talks be successful and we are optimistic they will," he said. (end) nmo.bs