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UN Security Council Welcomes Extension of Yemen Truce

UN Security Council Welcomes Extension of Yemen Truce

Saturday, 4 June, 2022 - 10:00
A man carries a cooking gas cylinder as he walks past a building damaged by war in Taiz, Yemen May 20, 2022. Picture taken May 20, 2022. (Reuters)

The members of the UN Security Council welcomed on Friday the extension of the two-month truce in Yemen.

In a press statement, the members expressed their lauded the measures taken by the parties to maintain the truce, which led to real and tangible benefits for the Yemeni people, including a significant drop in civilian casualties.

They expressed their hope that the truce could be translated into a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive and inclusive political settlement under the auspices of the United Nations.

They encouraged the Yemeni parties to continue their engagement with the United Nations Special Envoy to negotiate and communicate with each other in a spirit of mutual respect and reconciliation.

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