Yemen’s foreign minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi announced that the internationally-recognised government accepted the UN proposal for the strategic Red Sea coast city of Hodeidah.
Yemen’s exiled government confirmed that it has agreed to a UN backed two-point-plan to ease the suffering in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah on Saturday.
In a tweet posted online, Yemen’s foreign minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi announced that the government accepted the UN proposal, after the security council called on warring parties to agree on a plan to stop the fighting in the currently Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah, and to resume salary payments of government employees.
Earlier this week, the UN had proposed that Hodeidah, a vital aid delivery point on the Red Sea where some 80 percent of Yemen’s food imports arrive, should no longer be under Houthi control, or grabbed by the Hadi government, but should be under the control of a “neutral party” within the conflict.
The UN had also warned the Saudi-led coalition against continuing its airstrikes in the strategic port-city.