Yemeni gov't delegation signs UN agreement, departs Kuwait

KUWAIT, Aug 1 (KUNA) — Yemen’s government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks has signed an agreement proposed by UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to end the armed conflict in the war-torn nation.
After signing the agreement on Monday, member of the government’s delegation Muaeen Abdulmalak, who along with the rest of the delegation is heading to the Saudi capital Riyadh, told KUNA that he expects that the delegations representing the Ansarullah movement and General People’s Congress would sign the agreement as well.
“The government’s delegation’s return to Kuwait hinges on whether the opposing sides sign the agreement, if not, then the talks would be futile,” he said.
Moreover, on July 30, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi endorsed the agreement and has given the government’s delegation consent to sign, provided the opposing sides sign the agreement prior to August seventh.
Meanwhile, in efforts to build up on positive developments, Kuwait has agreed to a UN request to extend the talks to August seventh, since a definitive solution to the conflict has yet to be reached. (end) am.nam