UN envoy, UN monitoring chief discuss in Sanaa proposal for redeployment in Hodeida: Agency

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2019-02-10 | Since 9 Month

Griffiths and Lollesgaard due in Sanaa on Monday

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The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, will discuss on Monday with the new chief of the UN Committee for the Coordination of Redeployment in Hodeida, General Michael Lollesgaard, the proposed mechanism for the implementation of the redeployment agreement in Hodeida coastal city.

According to unnamed Yemeni diplomatic source, Sputnik news agency reported that Griffiths and Lollesgaard would discuss a proposal and mechanism for the deployment of the forces of the two parties to the Yemen's conflict in the province of Hodeida, west of Yemen, before discussing it with the leadership of the Houthis group.

The source said that the UN envoy is seeking to make field progress in the implementation of the Stockholm agreement signed between the parties to the dispute over Hodeida, so as to be able to prepare for a new round of peace talks between the conflicting parties in Yemen.

According to Sputnik, Griffiths and Lollesgaard will arrive on Monday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthis.

The new UN monitoring chief in Yemen, Danish General Michael Lollesgaard, presented on Saturday a new proposal for the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement on the redeployment of the forces of the two parties to the conflict in the province of Hodeidah.

Lollesgaard presented a new proposal on redeployment of the forces of the two sides of the conflict in Hodeida and isolated areas, will provide safe corridors for humanitarian assistance and work.", Aden-based Yemen`s (Saba) News Agency reported.

Parties to the nearly 4-year war in Yemen, after 8 days of peace talks in Sweden, agreed on 13 December to cease fire in Hodeida and redeploy their forces from the port city and ports of Hodeida, Salif and Ras Isa.

But the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement is facing many challenges and difficulties to implement on ground, leading the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution deploying a mission led by Cammaert to monitor the truce.

UN monitor mission has been deployed in Hodeida to monitor rivals' compliance with Stockholm Agreement on Hodeida ceasefire and redeployment, work with both sides on providing local security forces to guard Red City and its three ports, facilitate UN support for parties in fully applying ceasefire deal, and lead and shore up a coordination plan for redeploying forces of both coalition-backed government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.


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