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News code: 26736
Published Date: Sunday 6 January 2019 - 11:51:15
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UN envoy in Yemen's capital to salvage Hudaydah ceasefire

UN envoy in Yemen's capital to salvage Hudaydah ceasefire
IRAN  - The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to meet with Houthi officials in the capital, Sana’a, to discuss ways to implement a fragile ceasefire in the strategic port city of Hudaydah.

Griffiths is scheduled to hold talks with Houthi leaders over the truce before meeting Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general, who heads the ceasefire monitoring team in the port city.

The UN envoy will then travel to Saudi Arabia to meet fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

According to AFP, Griffiths's visit to Saudi Arabia will attempt to bring the warring sides together later this month, possibly in Kuwait, to follow up on the "progress" made at last month's talks.

Under a deal reached recently in Switzerland, the Houthis and forces loyal to the fugitive president were expected to withdraw from Hudaydah city, with a ceasefire expected to come into effect in the entire governorate.

However, both sides have accused each other of violating the truce, with the sound of missiles and automatic gunfire a near-daily occurrence for the thousands of civilians who still reside in the city.

 

News Code: 26736
Published Date: Sunday 6 January 2019 - 11:51:15
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