Griffiths outlines Yemen roadmap, including withdrawal of Houthis from Hodeidah

Griffiths outlines Yemen roadmap, including withdrawal of Houthis from Hodeidah

The UN’s envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths presented an initiative to the two negotiating sides in the Sweden peace talks, where he laid out a roadmap to achieve peace in the country, which includes the withdrawal of the Houthi militias and all armed groups from Hodeidah, an Al Arabiya source revealed.

Members of Yemen’s legitimate government delegation said they will give their feedback on this initiative on Monday, and that it will be centered around positively cooperating to better the humanitarian situation and serve citizens, while at the same time not underestimating or diminishing their sovereignty.

Members of the government’s delegation also said that there are positive signs regarding the removal of the Houthi siege on Taiz.

Meanwhile, both parties formed specialized working committees to consult with the United Nations. The committees differ for both sides. The delegation of the legitimate government formed three committees concerning prisoners, the economic situation and Taiz.

On the other hand, Sanaa’s delegation formed committees focused on the issues of prisoners, the Sanaa airport and the economic situation. For its part, the United Nations has set up confidence-building measures, a negotiating framework and a reduction in violence as key issues they would like tackled.

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