The leader of Houthi group (Ansar Allah) Abdul Malik al-Houthi said on Tuesday that his group is keen to achieve peace and stability in Yemen through its initiative to stop hostilities with Saudi Arabia, as contributing to ending the fifth year war.
Al-Houthi said during his meeting with the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths that the initiative of Mahdi Al-Mashat, head of the so-called Supreme Political Council set up by the Houthis to manage the areas under their control in northern Yemen, "evidence of our keenness to achieve peace and stability and push for comprehensive political dialogue."
"It is important that the other side benefit from the initiative by stopping the aggression and lifting the siege.", he said.
On September 20, the Houthis announced they would halt all their strikes on Saudi Arabia, if Saudi attacks on Yemen are stopped.
The Houthi-run Yemeni news agency "Saba" said , that Houthi discussed with Griffiths, who arrived in Sana`a on Tuesday, the prospects of a possible comprehensive political settlement in these favorable conditions and ways of humanitarian and economic remedies and everything related to the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Al-Houthi pointed out that "the humanitarian steps presented by the Committee of prisoners and detainees in Sanaa and repeated initiatives to release hundreds of prisoners from one side."
Al-Houthi stressed that these steps prove in practice his group's end to the suffering caused by the aggression, he said.
He said: "It is important that these steps are matched by similar humanitarian steps that lead to a comprehensive movement of the humanitarian file to the full exchange of all prisoners and detainees."
Earlier on Monday, the Houthi group announced it would release 350 prisoners from the Yemens internationally recognized government forces, including three Saudis, in a unilateral UN-ICRC-sponsored initiative.