A UN-led truce monitoring team including members of Yemen’s warring sides held its first meeting in the flashpoint city of Hodeida on Wednesday, a pro- Saudi government official said.
The official, who requested anonymity, told AFP: “We are expecting a good outcome.”
The ceasefire in the city, whose Red Sea port is vital for millions at risk of starvation, is part of a peace push seen as the best chance yet of ending four years of devastating Saudi-led aggression.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.
Source: Al-Manar English Website and AFP