The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a two-month extension of the UN ceasefire agreement, while US President Joe Biden praised Saudi Arabia’s role in that regard.
According to Arab media, the UN envoy for Yemen has confirmed the agreement to extend the ceasefire agreement.
On the other hand, US President Joe Biden has welcomed the extension of the ceasefire agreement and said that it would not have been possible without the ongoing Saudi-led regional diplomacy.
“Saudi Arabia has shown courage by taking immediate steps to implement the terms of this ceasefire under the auspices of the United Nations,” he said.
Joe Biden also said that Amman, Egypt and Jordan also played a role in extending the ceasefire.
For the past seven years, coalition forces have been battling the Iranian-backed Houthi group to restore the Yemeni government’s writ, and the recent ceasefire has allowed humanitarian aid to reach millions of affected people in the devastated country. Is.
“Over the past two months, the people of Yemen have experienced the tangible benefits of a ceasefire,” UN special envoy Hans Grandberg said in a statement.
The ceasefire is the most important step in years to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.
The renewed agreement would allow oil tankers to fly over the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah and commercial flights from the capital, Sanaa, an area controlled by the Houthi group.