Yemeni President Insists on Full Houthis Withdrawal from Hodeida

Published June 28th, 2018 - 01:24 GMT
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi  (Twitter)
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi (Twitter)

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has affirmed that the plan presented by U.N. special envoy for Yemen regarding Hodeida should be a complete package based on full withdrawal of Houthis from Hodeidah port and city and the entrance of interior ministry forces to guarantee security and stability.

Yemeni sources revealed that the U.N. envoy brought to the Yemeni president a proposal by the Houthi militias to accept a U.N. supervision of the port under the condition that the armed men would remain.

Hadi informed Martin Griffiths, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, during his meeting Wednesday in Aden that implementing this package will guarantee the continuity of relief works and ongoing trade works in Hodeida port as well as protect humanitarian and civil establishments. Further, implementing this package will pave the way to execute U.N. resolution 2216 through militias withdrawal and weapons handout.

After this attempt by the U.N. envoy to persuade the legit Yemeni government, Griffiths and his team started to focus on an anticipated briefing to be made infront of the Security Council next Monday.



Yemen’s foreign minister Khaled al-Yamani said that the Yemeni president welcomed the huge efforts exerted by the U.N. special envoy to implement clauses of Hodeida initiative submitted on May 31 in light of amendments already carried out within the Yemeni government vision.

Yamani noted that Hadi urged the U.N. special envoy to continue efforts until reaching the implementation of resolution 2216 and agreed upon references as well as obligations mentioned in the international law, humanitarian law and the presidential data issued by the Security Council.


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