Yemen: UN envoy calls for immediate ceasefire

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference with the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah on August 8, 2016. (File photo: AFP)

After a regional tour, visiting several Arab capitals, the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed briefed the Security Council on Thursday on the situation in Yemen, Al Arabiya.Net reported.

During the briefing the UN envoy gave a list of recommendations that include:

- For an immediate ceasefire and a long truce, to be announced within two weeks.

- Lifting of the air embargo imposed by the Arab coalition forces on the Sanaa airport since August 9.

- A demand to support the roadmap put forward to resolve the crisis, which include the appointment of a new Yemeni Vice President.

- The withdrawal of al-Houthi groups of Sanaa, and hand over weapons.

- To form a new national unity government.

Ould Cheikh stressed that the warring sides must coordination to agree to ceasefire. While President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi stressed that the outcomes of the national dialogue cannot be abandoned.

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