Inter-Yemen prisoner exchange committee conclude talks in Amman

[22-02-2021 10:59 AM]

Ammon News - The fifth meeting of the Supervisory Committee on the Implementation of the Prisoners and Detainees Exchange Agreement between the parties to the conflict in Yemen concluded its fifth meeting in Amman on Sunday.

During the meeting, which was co-chaired by Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the two parties discussed parameters of a future expanded release operation under the Stockholm Agreement.

In a press statement, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said: "I am disappointed that this round of talks did not amount to what we saw in Switzerland last September which resulted in the historic release of 1056 detainees."

Continuing:" I urge the parties to continue their discussions and consultations, conclude the implementation of what they agreed to and expand the arrangements to release more detainees soon. I reiterate my call for the unconditional release of all sick, wounded, elderly and children detainees as well as detained civilians, including women and journalists."

Griffiths affirmed his commitment to supporting the efforts of the two parties in implementing the Prisoners and Detainees Exchange Agreement, expressing his gratitude to Jordan for hosting the talks, according to the statement.

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