Yemeni parties sign an agreement on prisoner exchange
The agreement includes 880 prisoners from both sides, including Saudi, and Sudanese soldiers, and military commanders.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Geneva reported that Yemeni parties inked an agreement in Bern, Switzerland, on prisoner exchange.
Our reporter further added that the agreement includes 880 prisoners from both sides, including Saudi, and Sudanese soldiers, and military commanders.
The Head of the Prisoners' Committee in Sanaa Abdul Qadir Al-Murtada announced that the exchange deal included 706 Yemeni prisoners, in exchange for 181 prisoners of Saudi-led aggression.
The deal will be executed in three weeks, he added, revealing that another round of negotiations will be held after the holy month of Ramadan with the aim of implementing the rest of the agreement.
Earlier today, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam stated that negotiations that started on March 11 in the Swiss capital between the Yemeni parties (the government of Sanaa - the Saudi coalition-affiliated government) are heading toward a humanitarian agreement.
The Yemeni negotiations started 10 days ago in a Swiss village in Bern, sponsored by the United Nations and the International Red Cross, in which many Saudi officers took part.
Back in late March 2022, an agreement was signed with UN mediation to exchange more than 2,200 prisoners from both sides, but the process of their release stalled amid mutual accusations of obstruction. The negotiations were then suspended by August.
After that, Sanaa made a new offer to the coalition forces through the United Nations to exchange 200 prisoners from each side.