Yemen peace talks confirmed to start Thursday in Sweden

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STOCKHOLM, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The expected peace talks on Yemen will take place on Thursday in Sweden, and will last for about a week, UN official source confirmed to Xinhua on Wednesday.

The talk "will start tomorrow", and will "last for about a week", pending on the consultations progress, Hanan Eldawadi, chief public information officer at the UN Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) confirmed.

Little information is released about the upcoming talks, while the location, which has been confirmed by the Swedish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, is arranged at Johannesberg Castle, about 60 kilometers north of Stockholm.

The delegation from the government of Yemen has landed at Arlanda airport outside of Stockholm Wednesday afternoon, while delegation of the Yemeni Houthi rebel, together with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, arrived in Sweden on Tuesday evening, according to Swedish Television.

Some experts expect Sweden's consultations to discuss confidence-building measures between the Yemeni parties, negotiations on prisoners and detainees exchange agreement as well as the reopening of Sanaa International Airport. Enditem

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