The government of Yemen and Iran federated Al Houthi insurgents have mutually agreed to structure a joint UN-overseen operations center in order to slowly deplete clashes in the west port of Hodeida province to prop up an indecisive ceasefire.
According to a press release the decision was taken during talks held on a UN ship, the center for which has been decided to be set up at the UN mission in Hodeidah. It will involve affiliation and coordinating officials from both parties and the UN.
The government is facing the challenge of diminishing tensions with a straight connection between field officials to be placed covering Hodeida.
The UN-supported two-day Hodeida Redeployment Coordination Committee talks also led to the delegation agreeing to post teams in total 4 different sites of the Red sea city to observe a ceasefire and terminate the suffering of the common public.
The government of Yemen and Al Houthi militants had signed an agreement regarding a withdrawal from Hodeida in December last year during UN-led peace talks that were held in Sweden.
This agreement was viewed as a quantum leap in efforts to put an end to years of war in Yemen. The deal however complicated following Al Houthis’ uncooperative behavior.
The Al Houthi had taken over Hodeida in 2014 as a stroke in opposition to the internationally recognized government.
Hodeida marks strategical importance as most imports and humanitarian assistance and aid to Yemen are provided through Hodeida’s port.