Stockholm, Dec. 14 (Xinhua/UNB) -- The week-long Yemen peace talks concluded in Sweden on Thursday, during which, constructive progress was made for the upcoming talks.
In a press conference held at the Johannesberg Castle north of Stockholm, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who joined in on the final day of the Yemen peace talks, said that the Houthi rebel fighters and the government of Yemen have agreed on partial ceasefire at the port of Hodeidah. Guterres hoped that this would lead to the opening of humanitarian corridors.
"Being able to receive humanitarian aid will improve living conditions for millions of Yemenis," said Guterres.
At the conclusion of the talks, Guterres thanked both parties, emphasizing that there are still many questions to be resolved. The parties have agreed to meet next in late January 2019.
Guterres left the climate summit in Poland to travel to Sweden, where the Yemen peace talks have been taking place since last week.
At the press conference, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the conversations have been "constructive" and led to increased trust between the parties in the conflict.
"This is a special day for Yemen, for the UN, and for us here in Sweden", she said.
Peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, coordinated by the UN, started in Sweden last Thursday.