Kuwait City - The United Nations envoy for Yemen said that Friday's sessions of the UN-brokered peace negotiations among Yemeni parties were “positive and promising,” as both sides continue to work towards achieving an agreement on ending the violence and devastation in the country.

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 19, 2015. Cheikh Ahmed said peace talks between the exiled Yemeni government and Shiite rebels who control the capital have concluded without reaching an agreement. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)