"Lolisgaard " meets with government representatives to present a new plan for implementation of the Sweden agreement

"Lolisgaard " meets with government representatives to present a new plan for implementation of the Sweden agreement

The head of the UN Monitoring committee in Hodeidah, western Yemen, the Danish general Michael Lolisgaard, met Saturday with representatives of the Yemeni government in the Committee to present a new plan for the implementation of the Sweden Agreement.

According to a government source, the meeting was held after the militants of "al-Houthi ",  prevented the UN team movement to the areas of government forces on the outskirts of Hodeidah city.

He said the Houthis opened fire on the Lulisgaard procession, forcing the convoy to stop for more than half an hour before being allowed to cross.

Lolisgaard and the United Nations ceasefire monitoring mission are residing in the Houthi-controlled town of Hodeidah, and the mission is forced to relocate to the pro-government forces control areas, which surround the city from the south and the east, to meet with its representatives.

The source did not touch on the details of the new plan presented by Lolisgaard to the government delegation today to implement the Sweden agreement, but said the UN official had already put it to the Houthis earlier.

During the meeting, government representatives called for the opening of a humanitarian corridor under a previous UN proposal, in order to reach the Red Sea Mills ' warehouses, facilitate the movement of civilians, and destroy the mines planted by the Houthis in the city, he said.

The mills are located south of Hodeidah, on the lines of contact between the Houthis and government forces, and are currently controlled by the latter, while the United Nations has been using it since the war began to grind the wheat provided as assistance to the civilians.

The Mills ' warehouses contain 51 000 metric tons of wheat, sufficient to feed 3.7 million people for a period of one month.

The government source accused al-Houthi of "continuing to obstruct the implementation of the first phase of the redeployment in Haditha, and interpreting the Swedish agreement according to its own agenda, to restore the situation to the zero point."

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of the top political Council (the highest political authority of the Houthis), said that the Yemeni government and the Arab-led coalition countries are deliberately refusing to implement the Swedish agreement to set conditions beyond the agreement, according to the Houthi-based channel "Al-Masirah ".

On December 13, , the Yemeni government and the Houthis, following consultations in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, reached an agreement to resolve the situation in the coastal province of Hodeidah (west), as well as the exchange of 15,000 prisoners and detainees  on both sides.

However, the application of the agreement was hampered by a discrepancy between the signatories in the interpretation of a number of its clauses, while each party was accused of procrastination and obstacles to the implementation of the agreement.


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