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Sweden talks are 'critical opportunity' for peace in Yemen: UAE official

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Sweden talks are 'critical opportunity' for peace in Yemen: UAE official
Pictured: A photographer stands by a Soviet-era tank near Mukalla, Yemen. Photo: AP Photo/Jon Gambrell
07:28 CET+01:00
Proposed UN-led talks in Sweden present a "critical opportunity" to bring peace to war-torn Yemen, a top official from the United Arab Emirates which is part of the pro-government coalition, said on Tuesday.

"Evacuating wounded Huthi fighters from Sanaa once again demonstrates the Yemeni government & the Arab coalition's support for peace," said the UAE's state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, in a tweet, after 50 wounded rebels were sent Monday to neutral Oman to be treated.

"We believe Sweden offers a critical opportunity to successfully engage in a political solution for Yemen." 

READ ALSO: Yemen rebels plan to attend UN peace talks in Sweden

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