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    UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said that the United Nations had guarantees that parties to the Yemeni conflict would return to the negotiating table.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Participants of the intra-Yemeni peace talks are leaving the venue in Kuwait but the dialogue will continue, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said Saturday.

    The UN-mediated peace talks have been held in Kuwait since April 21.

    "We are leaving Kuwait today but the talks continue," Ould Cheikh Ahmed told a press conference.

    The envoy stressed that the United Nations had guarantees that parties to the conflict would return to the negotiating table. He added that the participants had achieved bigger progress at the current talks than during the previous rounds.

    According to the envoy, the talks will renew in a month.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force, which have been supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, since 2014.

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