Iran, EU to hold 5th round of talks on Yemen
The 5th round of talks between Iran and the European Union on the latest development in Yemen is slated to be held in Brussels later today.
Senior adviser to Iran’s Foreign Minister in Political Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, arrived in the Belgian capital Sunday night at the head of the Iranian delegation slated to take part at the meeting today, Mehr News Agency reported.
Prior to the meeting, Jaberi Ansari met with Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Helga Schmid, and exchanged views on the Yemeni and Syrian crises, and other regional developments.
Iran and four European countries of Germany, France, Britain and Italy (E4) on Dec. 11 met to discuss the Yemen peace process in Brussels.
The discussions focused on the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen. All sides reiterated their strong support for the ongoing political talks in Sweden facilitated by the UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths.
Some 16,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.105/201