The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen welcomes reports of reduction of hostilities in Hudaydah
The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes reports of a reduction of hostilities in and around Hudaydah city. Griffiths stresses that de-escalation is a crucial step to prevent further humanitarian suffering, and to build a more enabling environment for the political process.
“I call upon all parties to the conflict to show continued restraint. The people of Yemen have suffered enough. I am confident that the parties are ready to work on a political solution and am encouraged by the constructive engagement received from all sides. The logistical preparations are under way to prepare for the upcoming round of consultations. We are in a position to move forward.”
The Special Envoy reiterates that the UN stands ready to re-engage the parties on a negotiated agreement for Hudaydah which would protect the port and preserve the humanitarian pipeline.