Kerry thanks Kuwait for hosting Yemeni peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris, March 5, 2014. Kerry spoke to reporters at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)
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WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the State of Kuwait Wednesday for continuing to host the UN-led Yemen peace negotiations.

In a phone call with UN Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Kerry said Kuwait has demonstrated “steadfast support for the negotiations,” according to a State Department readout.

Kerry emphasized to Ahmed that “these talks are the best opportunity to bring an end to the conflict,” and “reaffirmed the need for both parties to abide by the existing ceasefire, noting that the Yemeni people have suffered for too long and deserve a lasting peace.” During the call, the two officials “reviewed recent developments and welcomed the government delegation’s acceptance of the latest UN proposal. They also noted the need for the Houthi-General People’s Congress to constructively engage with the UN and the international community to reach agreement and to bring this war to an end,” the readout said.
Kuwait has been hosting Yemeni peace talks since mid-April.