YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Houthi welcomes coalition declaration of ceasefire, de-escalation

SANAA, March 26 (YPA) – Member of the Supreme Political Council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi welcomed the announcement of Saudi-led coalition and Hadi government’s response to the call of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a cease-fire, a complete de-escalation in order to face the spread of the Corona virus.

“The coalition’s announcement of acceptance of a ceasefire, de-escalation, and practical steps to build confidence between the two parties on the humanitarian and economic side is welcome,” Mohammed al-Houthi said in a tweet at midnight On Wednesday.

“We are waiting for it to be translated into practical steps,” he adde

“The situation in Yemen politically, economically and health fields requires stopping all forms of escalation and standing in the global and humanitarian effort to preserve the lives of citizens and deal responsibly with this epidemic,” Hade’s government said in a statement.

“We appreciate the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his envoy to Yemen,” the statement read.

“It will deal positively with the UN’s efforts to restore the state and stop Yemeni bloodshed,” the statement added. “We are ready to engage in action seriously to address the dangers of the Corona epidemic and prevent it from spreading inside Yemeni territory,”

The announcement of the “Hadi government” approval of the ceasefire, according to political sources, came after the contact of US Secretary of State Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and a few hours after the member of the political council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi welcomed the call for full-time to face the coronavirus in Yemen.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the launch of a global humanitarian plan to combat the Corona virus (COVID-19) in the poorest countries at a cost of $ 2 billion.

According to the Secretary-General’s spokesman on Twitter account, “the Corona virus threatens the whole world and that individual reactions to countries to combat the virus will not be sufficient.”

Earlier, the UN Secretary-General said in a letter to G20 leaders that the new Corona virus problem requires unprecedented action, and a plan similar to “wartime” is needed.