UN representative, Patrick Cammaert in a meeting with the Houthi leaders in Sanaa
UN representative, Patrick Cammaert in a meeting with the Houthi leaders in Sanaa

Yemen: UN Representative to hold talks with Houthis

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2018 21:01 IST

Sanaa [Yemen], Dec 23(ANI): The head of a United Nations mission tasked with monitoring a ceasefire in the Yemeni port city of Al Hodeidah arrived in Sanaa on Sunday to hold talks with the leaders of Houthi militia.
Anadolu reported that the UN representative, Patrick Cammaert, arrived in the Yemeni capital after attending a meeting with the representatives of Yemen's Saudi-backed government on Saturday.
On November 21, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by the British government, aiming to appoint a UN team to observe a ceasefire over the Houthi dominated port city of Al Hodeidah.
The Houthis">Houthis had agreed to remove troops and cease fighting in the port city of Hodeidah on December 13, after consultations in Sweden between the rebels and the Yemeni government took place.
However, the Houthis">Houthis have reportedly violated the ceasefire in Yemen 14 times since Friday (December 21).
UN-backed peace talks between the two warring sides (government and Houthi rebels) in Yemen took off in Sweden, earlier in December, to put an end to four years of civil war in the Arab country.
The armed conflict has brought more than 22 million people that accounts to over three-quarters of the entire Yemeni population, in dire need of humanitarian assistance or protection, of whom over eight million are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation, according to UN estimates. (ANI)