United Nations intends to verify the departure of Houthis ports in Hodeidah

UN in Hodeidah
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UNITED NATIONS (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it would conduct a formal verification on Tuesday of the redeployment carried out by the Houthi forces in three ports in Hodeidah, Yemen.

“The first day of redeployment in Hodeidah was in accordance with the plans and the United Nations teams observed the withdrawal of Ansar Allah from the three haridah ports,” said Michael Lollesgaard, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for the Hodeidah Accord and head of the Coordination Committee for Redeployment, Salib and Ras Issa, and the Coast Guard took responsibility for security.

The activities in the following days were expected to focus on the removal of military manifestations and demining.

The initial step should be seen as the first part of the agreed understanding of the first phase of a wider redeployment process in Hodeidah, according to the Stockholm Convention.

The statement pointed out that the Yemeni government confirmed its commitment to its part of the first phase, when requested by the United Nations, adding that consultations with the parties on the start of the next steps are still ongoing.

Officials, loyal to the Yemeni government, questioned the fact that the Huthis had withdrawn from the three ports.

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