Alwaght- The UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh left Sanaa on Thursday, after visiting the country for a few days in an effort to hold new round of talks between the Yemeni warring parties.
“No date was determined for holding the coming consultations,” Ould Cheikh said in a statement to media before departing Sanaa International Airport.
However, he described his talks with the political parties in Sanaa as positive in their most, confirming keenness to implement all the outputs of the negotiations held last December in Switzerland.
The UN envoy asserted that he would continue the consultations with Ansarullah and the General Peoples’ Congress (GPC) in order to reach additional steps regarding confidence-building in prelude for the next negotiations.
It was agreed, during the visit, on sending a delegation from the United Nations headed by the humanitarian coordinator to visit Taiz province and a number of the afflicted provinces in order to provide aid and deliver them to the affected people in those provinces, he said.
He stated that his visit to Yemen is not the first and will not be the last, but there will be future visits especially to Taiz and other provinces soon.
The UN envoy, meanwhile, said he was alarmed by the "suffering of Yemenis."
He, however, expressed hopes about a "quick return" to the negotiating table and said the Ansarullah movement had taken some positive steps during his visit, including the release of the former regime’s minister of technological education, Abdel Razzak al-Ashwal.
The UN envoy arrived on Sunday in Sanaa to hold talks with Yemeni political parties in order to resume a new round of negotiations.
The Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia and former regime's loyalists used the negotiations as a cover to intensify their attacks and kill more civilians, and that Riyadh even stepped up its aggression following the ceasefire. During the last nine months of the Saudi war on Yemen, at least 7,700 people have been killed mostly civilians including women and children.
The illegal war on Yemen has also inflicted damages on hundreds of important installations in the civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools, mosques, residential quarters, water reservoirs etc.