WORLD Saudi-led coalition announces 2-week cease-fire in Yemen

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Saudi-led coalition announces 2-week cease-fire in Yemen

Xinhua

06:00, April 09, 2020

Yemeni people take part in a rally against the recent airstrike in province of al-Jawf, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Feb. 19, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

RIYADH, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Saudi-led coalition announced on Wednesday a two-week cease-fire in Yemen, starting from Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Malki said in a statement that the cease-fire could be extended as part of efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

It is also a recognition of Yemeni government's decision to a cease-fire following a call by UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths for warring parties to lay down their weapons.

The cease-fire aims to create the appropriate conditions to implement the invitation of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to hold a meeting between the Yemeni government and its rival Houthis, he said.

The coalition supports all efforts in reaching a comprehensive and lasting cease-fire in Yemen, and a comprehensive and just political solution agreed by the Yemenis, the spokesperson concluded.


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