Yemen’s Information Minister stresses commitment to Hodeidah ceasefire

SANA’A – Yemen’s Information Minister, Daifallah al-Shami, stressed that the National Salvation government is committed to UN-sponsored ceasefire in Hodeidah despite violations by Saudi-led coalition.

In remarks on Sunday, al-Shami said that “Yemen’s salvation government’s commitment to the ceasefire agreed upon in Sweden is moral commitment.”

Meanwhile al-Shami dismissed as baseless claims by Saudi-led media that the coalition-backed representatives in Hodeida were targeted by Yemeni drones, stressing that such claims aim at covering the Saudi-led coalition’s violations.

He added that the Saudi-led coalition propaganda aims to undermine Sweden agreement.

The spokesman confirmed that the army and popular committees committed to the cease-fire in areas identified by the Stockholm agreement.

The Yemeni parties to the conflict agreed to UN-sponsored ceasefire in Hodeidah.

The warning sides met in Sweden last month and reached a deal to let international monitors to be deployed in the strategic city. Under the deal, a Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) including both warring sides will oversee implementation.

The redeployment is intended to be the first step in the implementation of the agreement, to be followed by both sides pulling their forces out of three ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Rass Issa.

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