YEMEN Press Agency

Pro-coalition party rejects to implement phases I, II of Hodeidah agreement

HODEIDAH, July 15 (YPA) – The national party’s delegation in the Coordinating Committee for Redeployment in Hodeidah on Monday submitted a proposal for the implementation of the first and second phase of Hodeidah agreement consecutively.

The other party’s delegation loyal to Saudi-led coalition rejected the proposal, suggesting the implementation of a part of the first item of Sweden agreement only, preferring to stay on the outskirts and gates of Hodeidah city.

During the committee’s meetings, The national party’s delegation expressed its readiness to evacuate all the areas concerning with the redeployment of armored vehicles and artillery, while the other party was reluctant to do so.

The other party’s delegation also refused to provide mine maps in the areas under its control, while the national delegation expressed its willingness to hand over maps to remove bombs.

Head of the national delegation in the redeployment committee Major General Ali al-Mushki said on Sunday that the Yemeni people “do not wait for meetings that do not push to end the suffering and we are not here to record media points.”

On the contrary, head of the other party’s delegation in the committee expressed his dissatisfaction with the blessing of the United Nations for the national party’s initiative to redeploy in the first phase.

On Sunday, the Coordinating Committee for Redeployment in Hodeidah resumed its meetings aboard a UN ship after a 180-day pause due to the other party’s absence and reluctance.

This comes at a time the Saudi-led coalition forces continue their violations, which include launching frequent attacks on positions of the army and popular committees.