The Security Council discusses the situation in Yemen tonight

The Security Council discusses the situation in Yemen tonight

The Security Council will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss developments in Yemen and the difficulties in implementing the Stockholm Accord.

In an open debate at 10 p.m., the Council will hear a briefing by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, British Martin Griffith, through a video service from his office in Amman, capital of Jordan.

Griffith's briefing was the first since the Yemeni government boycotting, following his recent briefing in the Council in mid-May, in which he praised the Houthis ' efforts and their implementation of what they had committed to in Hodeidah, which the Government considered biased with the putschists.

The briefing also comes after the Yemeni government received assurances from the Secretary-General through its political affairs adviser, Rosemary de Carlo, who visited Riyadh last week, and provided the president with verbal assurances that no excesses had been made by Griffith, his commitment to the three terms of reference and the decisions of the Security Council in implementing the Hodeidah agreement.

The Security Council will hear briefings by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Marc Lubbers, who will address the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and the WFP Executive Director, David Paisley, and will shed light on his organization's aid to the hungry in Yemen and food security in the country.

The Council would then resume its work in a closed session, during which members would hear a briefing from General Michael Lolisgaard, Chairman of the Redeployment Coordination Committee and the President of the United Nations Mission to support the implementation of the Hodeidah agreement.

Lolisgaard has already accused the Houthis of not committing to end all armed appearances from the ports, and their troops remain at the port of Hodeidah, the largest and most important of the three ports in the coastal city of the Red Sea in the west of the country.

The UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement proposed by Britain, in which the Council renewed its full support for UN envoy Martin Griffith, describing the unilateral redeployment carried out by the Houthis in the ports with positive progress, calling on the government and al-Houthi militias to deal with UN efforts constructively and fulfil their commitments agreed to in the Stockholm accord with a view to promoting a peaceful solution.


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