The Yemeni government calls for a European role to establish the armistice with the Houthis17 September, 2022
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The head of the internationally recognized Yemeni government, Maeen Abdul-Malik, called for a European and Dutch role to establish the ceasefire in his country, and to compel the Houthis to implement the terms of the armistice, especially the lifting of the siege on the city of Taiz.
"We talked about joint cooperation, the path of the peace process, the facilities provided by the government and its keenness to maintain the truce, and the international pressure required to compel the Houthis to implement what concerns them in the terms of the truce, in addition to setting up the Safer Reservoir," Abdul-Malik said after a meeting he held in the temporary capital, Aden, with the Minister of Trade. Dutch Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Lesje Schreinmacher.
In a series of tweets he posted on his official Twitter page on Friday, he affirmed "the government's commitment to declaring the armistice and positively engaging with all international and international endeavors to establish peace and stability in accordance with the references for a political solution that are locally agreed upon and supported regionally and internationally."
"I was pleased with what I heard from the Dutch minister about her country's strong positions and support for the Yemeni government and people, and their keen commitment to addressing the situation of the Safer Reservoir and avoiding disaster, and the efforts to mobilize the remaining funding for the United Nations plan, to complement the role of the Netherlands since hosting a donation conference in The Hague last May," he added.
On August 2, the United Nations announced the agreement of the Yemeni government and the Houthi group to extend the armistice between the two parties for an additional two months, "a commitment from the parties to intensify negotiations to reach an expanded armistice agreement as soon as possible."
In early June, the Yemeni government and the Houthi group agreed to extend the truce for two months, after the expiration of a previous similar truce that began on April 2.
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