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WorldYemeni authorities discuss ceasefire with UN representatives

Yemeni authorities discuss ceasefire with UN representatives

Chairman of the Presidential Council of Yemen Rashad al-Ulaimi and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg agreed to maintain the ceasefire in order to resolve the political conflict in the Asian country.

Grundberg said on his Twitter page that his meeting with Al-Uleimi took place in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.

According to him, the parties agreed on the importance of ending all hostilities in Yemen in order to find a political solution to differences.

Since 2014, an armed conflict has been ongoing in Yemen, in which, on the one hand, the rebels of the Ansarullah Shiite movement (Houthis) and supporters of the deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and on the other hand, government troops loyal to President Abdurabbu Mansour Hadi take part.

The Houthis hold control over the country’s capital, the city of Sana’a, and a number of other areas.

Saudi-led Arab coalition forces have been supporting the Yemeni government in the fight against the Houthis since March 2015.

According to UN reports, from the beginning of the war until the end of 2021, the war in Yemen has directly or indirectly claimed the lives of 377,000 people.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries, has reached frightening proportions.

UN Special Envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg said earlier that the Yemeni government and the Houthis agreed to halt air, land and sea operations for a period of two months from April 2. The truce came into force at 19.00 local time.

The parties also agreed on the entry of ships with fuel in the port of Hodeidah and commercial flights from Sana’a airport to predetermined points in the region, he added.

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