RIMBO, Sweden: Yemen’s warring parties have met for a fourth day in Sweden to try hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.
Askar Zouail, from the delegation of the Saudi and U.S.-backed, internationally recognized government, told reporters on Sunday that the talks were “progressing toward implementation,” of the swap and on how to group together thousands of prisoners for evacuation.
He says the “atmosphere is positive” and added that “we are optimistic.”
He spoke from the venue in a castle near Stockholm.
The Iran-supported rebels, known as Houthis, say a committee is discussing the matter and that they are ready for the exchange. The rebels say many of their fighters are held at undisclosed locations abroad.—AP