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    Yemeni President Ready to Resume Settlement Talks

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    Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi confirmed his readiness to bring the government delegation back to the negotiation table of the talks aimed at reaching peace in the country, UN press service said in a statement.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Hadi held a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The sides discussed a number of issues related to the Yemeni crisis, including the ongoing settlement talks as well as Tuesday decision of Yemeni government to leave the negotiations.

    "The President of Yemen confirmed that he will send the Government’s delegation back to the talks as requested by His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar and the Secretary-General," the statement published on Saturday said.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

    The latest round of the UN-mediated peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthis started in Kuwait on April 21.

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