UN says Yemeni warring sides agree on Hodeidah ‘ceasefire mechanism’

Representatives of the UN Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) attend a joint meeting with representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi militia on a vessel off the coast of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on July 14, 2019. (AFP)

Yemen’s warring sides have agreed on a “mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and de-escalation” around the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, as well as technical aspects of a troop pullback, the United Nations said on Monday.

Representatives of the two sides were picked up at different locations by a UN ship and held talks in the Red Sea off Yemen, the first such meeting since February, a UN statement said.

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