The two sides in Yemen’s conflict say they have agreed to exchange about 880 detainees after talks in Switzerland facilitated by the United Nations.
Yemen’s warring sides agree on prisoner exchange
The Yemeni government and their rival Houthi rebels have agreed to exchange nearly 900 prisoners amid new diplomatic efforts by the United Nations in a bid to reach a sustainable truce in the war-torn country.
Earlier this month, negotiators from both sides began UN-brokered talks in Switzerland.
Houthis will release 181 prisoners in exchange for 706 to be released by the Saudi-backed government, Abdul-Qadir al-Mortada, the head of the rebels’ Prisoner Exchange Committee, said on Twitter.
The exchange is scheduled to take place after three weeks, and another round of talks is expected following the holy month of Ramadan that will begin this week.