Aden, Sanaa (Al-Ittihad, Agencies)
The UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, called for an extension of the current truce, which expires next week, emphasizing the positive impact the truce will have on people’s lives. “We have seen the positive effects of the truce on the daily lives of Yemenis,” Grundberg said in a statement. He stressed: “The parties must renew the truce to ensure the continuity of these benefits and their strengthening for the Yemeni people, who have long suffered as a result of the war for more than 7 years.” “The truce was a window to end the cycle of violence and suffering of the past, to move towards a peaceful future in Yemen, and the parties must seize this opportunity,” Grundberg said.
According to the statement, the truce achieved “a reduction in the intensity of fighting and the number of civilians”, while the UN representative urged the parties to show maximum restraint.
Grundberg statement The Jordanian capital, Amman, began consultations between representatives of the Yemeni government and the militias to end the Hutu siege of Taiz. Yesterday, the United States asked the Yemeni government and the Houthi terrorist militia to negotiate an end to the Houthi siege of the city of Taiz.
“The United States welcomes the first meeting of the Taiz Road Opening Committee, which includes representatives of the Houthi and Yemeni governments in the Jordanian capital Amman, under the auspices of the United Nations,” said the US special envoy. Yemen, said Tim Landerking.
“In the coming days, we urge the Yemeni parties to negotiate in good faith to ensure that the roads leading to Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, are opened for the benefit of the people as soon as possible,” he said.
He added: “We hope this is the beginning of a constructive dialogue between the parties that leads to greater freedom of movement and identifies more compromises that the parties can offer the Yemeni people for more tangible comfort.” Yesterday, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called for serious and swift action to end the Hutu siege of Taiz.
In a press release, the observatory emphasized the need to take all possible measures to alleviate the suffering of millions of Yemenis living in Taiz.
He said: “The difficult humanitarian situation that the people of Taiz are facing demands that the issue of lifting the siege of the city be of paramount importance in the current understanding, especially in light of the existing truce.”
Source: Al Ittihad
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