Delegation including Houthi rebels arrives in Yeman for talks
June 16, Geneva: A delegation including Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels has arrived in Geneva for U.N.-brokered peace talks after a daylong delay in Djibouti.
U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said that the delegation from Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, arrived Tuesday morning. They had been due in the Swiss city Monday to join the talks. The rebels have blamed the delay on Egypt, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been targeting them with airstrikes.
Fawzi said the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Yemen would meet the Houthis at their hotel to get their delegation down to the maximum seven people, plus three advisers, that was agreed for the talks.
It’s unclear how long the talks will last. Fawzi said the start of Ramadan later this week may affect whether the delegations stay.
The Oslo Times