UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Monday said that the situation in the Yemeni coastal city of Hodeidah is still fragile, and the implementation of Sweden agreement on a ceasefire and forces’ redeployment in the city has much delayed.

On the developments of the situation in Yemen, Griffith said, during a briefing he presented to the UN Security Council, that “Yemeni forces accepted the first phase of the detailed re-deployment plan in Hodeidah.”

“We will move to the next stage of Hodeidah agreement as soon as the completion of the first phase,” he added.

Although there has been progress in the course of meetings with Sanaa government and Riyadh delegation, the UN envoy described the situation in Hodeidah as fragile.

Griffiths concluded by stressing that “the continuation of the war would hinder any efforts to reach a political solution in Yemen.” – YP Agency