Q&A: Geneva talks 'could end Yemen conflict'


Q&A: Geneva talks 'could end Yemen conflict'

Al Jazeera, 08 Jun 2015

A UN conference scheduled to be held in Geneva next week could decide the fate of war-torn Yemen.

Officials representing the country's rival political factions will meet on June 14 to help negotiate an end to months of fighting.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, has been working closely with members of the United Nations Security Council, the Gulf Cooperation Council, governments in the region and other partners to end the conflict.

A veteran diplomat with several high-profile UN posts, Ould Cheikh Ahmed served as head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, deputy head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, and humanitarian coordinator and UN Development Programme resident representative in Syria.

Al Jazeera spoke to Ould Cheikh Ahmed on the importance of the forthcoming Geneva peace talks.