UN extends truce monitoring mission in Yemen's Hodeidah port

14 July, 2022
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UN extends truce monitoring mission in Yemen's Hodeidah port

The Security Council voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations mission to assist in the implementation of the ceasefire agreement concluded in December 2018 between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.


The agreement calls for the withdrawal of fighters from the main port of Hodeidah and two smaller ports in the governorate and Hodeidah city, but the UN-brokered agreement reached in Stockholm is ambiguous about who will run Hodeidah port after the withdrawals.


The resolution extends the mandate of the UN mission until July 14, 2023.


The council called for "translating the strong truce into a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive political settlement under the auspices of the United Nations."


Fighting broke out in Yemen in 2014, when the Houthis broke out from their northern enclave and captured the capital, forcing the government to flee into exile in Saudi Arabia.


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