Saudi delivers roadmap for Yemen ceasefire

A displaced boy poses for a photo at a camp for internally displaced people in the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Photo: AP)

The conflict in Yemen looks set to be ending after all sides unconditionally agreed to a roadmap drafted by Saudi Arabia that will see a ceasefire in the wartorn country, sources in Kuwait have been reported as saying.

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper has seen the plans which are made up of four proposals: finding an administrative body to organize the works of ceasefire committees, form field parties across battlefronts of each governorate, link the committees to the field parties on different levels, and establish safe and secure areas across these battlefields.

The roadmap comes after 50 days of talks and a series of previous ceasefire violations that were continuing to increase in their intensity Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Saeed Al- Jaber told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

Jaber added that the proposed deal had been discussed in detail by government officials Abdul Aziz Jabbari, Col. Saleh al-Zindani, Col. Lashkar-e-Zaer – and Hamza al-Houthi, Salim al-Maghles and Col.Ahmed al-Maane’ from the Houthi militias.

Jaber said all parties had conceded to the Saudi roadmap and that the implementation and supervision of the roadmap would be the responsibility of the UN, as well as representatives from both sides of the conflict.

Mohammed Saeed Al Jaber added: “Saudi Arabia is playing a pivotal role in advancing the political process in Yemen, as it has gathered, since an early stage, all Yemeni parties in Dhahran in the south, and worked hard to convince them to sign several major agreements.

“The two sides signed seven agreements that included a cessation of hostilities in seven provinces. They also agreed on the formation of two committees, a military one involving four persons representing the government and the Houthis. These committees will be responsible for the truce and cease-fire process.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47