December 10, 2015 / 10:05 AM / 3 years ago

Gulf states call for Yemen reconstruction meeting after peace deal

RIYADH (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states called on Thursday for an international reconstruction conference for Yemen after any peace deal to end the country’s civil war.

The call came in a statement by Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the conclusion of their summit meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh, which was read out by GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.

Yemeni warring parties are due to gather in Switzerland next week for U.N.-sponsored peace talks to end a civil war that had killed nearly 6,000 people.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Dominic Evans

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