The government says it's about to reach an agreement to exchange prisoners and abductees with the Houthis

The government says it's about to reach an agreement to exchange prisoners and abductees with the Houthis

The Yemeni government on Friday evening renewed its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to bring peace through his intention to hold a new round of consultations, citing an upcoming agreement to exchange prisoners and abductees.

Addressing the UN Security Council at its open meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen), the United Nations representative Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak said the Houthis would be committed to attending those consultations.

Bin Mubarak stressed the three agreed on terms of reference, namely the Gulf initiative, its executive mechanism, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and the resolutions of the Security Council, particularly resolution 2216, to reach peace.

He said that the legitimate Government was very close to reaching an agreement with the Office of the Special Envoy on the draft of the exchange of prisoners, detainees, missing persons, arbitrarily detained and forcibly hidden subjects under house arrest.

He called on the international community to put pressure on the Houthi militias to allow safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian aid and medical and humanitarian personnel to all those in need in Yemen, to respect and protect schools and medical facilities and not to use civilians as human shields. The recruitment of children and their involvement in the fronts. "


Share


Print Send