Retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert chaired the meeting aboard a UN vessel docked off the coast of the flashpoint city of Hudaida.
The Houthis were formed by Zaidite scholars, a Shia sect who have lived in Yemen for over a thousand years and also ruled the country for several centuries. Their rebellion against the Saudi-backed government began about a decade ago.
UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived on Monday in Sanaa for talks aimed at halting military escalations in the coastal city of Hudaida.
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