Yemen’s warring sides have arrived in Sweden for U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the Arab country’s catastrophic more than three-year war.
A castle in the Swedish town of Rimbo, north of Stockholm, has been chosen as the venue for the talks, expected to start on Thursday.
However, U.N. officials say they don’t expect rapid progress toward a political settlement but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen’s worsening humanitarian crisis.
The United Nations special envoy to Yemen Martine Griffiths on Wednesday tweeted that the Yemeni peace talks to start on Dec.6.
“The SE would like to announce the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process in Sweden on 6 December 2018 Yemen,” Griffiths said.