Sunday 25 September 2022 - 4:03:21 pm

UN Security Council welcomes extension of Yemen truce


NEW YORK, 4th August, 2022 (WAM) -- The members of the UN Security Council have welcomed the renewal of the truce in Yemen, which remains the most significant opportunity for peace and the protection of civilians that Yemen has witnessed in years.

In an official statement issued today, the Council members stressed that the truce has provided a stable foundation to progress with talks on economic and security tracks, and to embark on in-depth and inclusive discussions on the political track. They called on the parties to seize this moment to urgently intensify negotiations to reach an inclusive and comprehensive agreement on the expanded truce proposal developed by the UN Special Envoy.

The members of the Security Council expressed hope that the full implementation of the truce and an expanded truce agreement would provide an opportunity to reach an inclusive, comprehensive political settlement, based on the agreed references and under the auspices of the United Nations.

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