KUWAIT, 25th May, 2016 (WAM) — The UN Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has announced a temporary suspension of the Yemeni peace talks currently being held in Kuwait, in order to attend a closed-door session of the UN Security Council today.

The Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, quoted the envoy in a press statement saying that he will participate in a closed-door session of the UN Security Council to brief its members on the progress of the peace consultations and his vision for the next phase in Yemen.

Mr. Ahmed said that they are getting closer to reach a common vision among the two parties for the next stage, and they are working to overcome the existing obstacles and addressed all the practical details of the implementation mechanism.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed added that he had held successive meetings within the peace consultations, including two meetings with the government delegation. He also briefed ambassadors of the 18 countries on the latest developments regarding the Yemeni dossier.

He said that one of the meetings, which was attended by military experts, discussed some military and security issues.

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