Statments

Statments

Agreement of the city of Hodeidah in western Yemen

The AAPSO welcomes the agreement on the western city of Hodeidah between the Yemeni government and the Ansar Allah (Huthi) group, which includes a complete ceasefire and a military withdrawal from the city and the port.

The Hodeidah agreement is an achievement, because it includes the withdrawal of the Houthis for the first time since the coup against the legitimate government more than four years ago with the start of the Yemeni war and the Houthis launched an offensive in 2014 from their stronghold in northern Yemen, which controlled large areas including the capital Sana'a and the coastal city of Hodeidah is a vital artery for food supplies and assistance for millions of Yemenis.

The agreement also provides for the withdrawal of the Huthi militias from the city and the port within 14 days and the removal of any obstacles or impediments to the functioning of local institutions. A committee to supervise the redistribution of Yemeni forces in Hodeidah shall be formed under the supervision of the United Nations. On the city according to Yemeni laws.

The agreement also stipulates that all revenues of the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa shall be deposited with the Central Bank of Yemen through its branch located in Hodeidah to contribute to the payment of salaries of civil servants in Hodeidah and throughout Yemen.

AAPSO welcomes and supports the efforts of the parties to the conflict in Yemen, which will reduce the serious humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which has killed thousands of people and led Yemen to be one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

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