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File picture shows Southern Transitional Council forces guarding a checkpoint in Aden, Yemen. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Yemen's government and the Southern Transitional Council forces have agreed on a ceasefire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal, the kingdom's ambassador to Yemen said on Monday.

Both sides agreed on a ceasefire in Abyan province, de-escalation of tensions in other regions, and the start of talks on implementing a Riyadh agreement involving committees from both sides, Mohammed Al-Jaber said in a post on Twitter.