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The UN envoy in Yemen clarifies the efforts for a ceasefire

Today, Tuesday, the Security Council, in its monthly open session on Yemen, will hear the recent briefing of the UN envoy, Martin Griffiths, on efforts to cease-fire, in addition to the briefing of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock. According to Arabic.

These will be the last two briefings for the two men in their current roles, with Griffiths becoming Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs starting July 1 and Lowcock leaving the United Nations entirely.

The Council will then hear a briefing from Najeba Al-Najjar, a member of the Yemeni Women's League for Peace and Security, and the open session will be followed by a closed consultation session for Council members with Griffiths and Lowcock to exchange opinions.

The Indian General, Abhijit Guha, will also brief the members of the Security Council on the work of the Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (ANHA). On the approval of the Yemeni parties on his plan for a cease-fire in Yemen, the opening of Sanaa airport, and the lifting of restrictions on maritime navigation in the port of Hodeidah, with the immediate start of the political process.

He will also address the Sultanate of Oman's recent intensive efforts to reach a ceasefire, by sending Foreign Minister Badr Al-Busaidi to Sanaa and Riyadh on the ninth of this month. He will also talk about the ongoing Houthi escalation in Marib, in his last briefing.

Last week, the UN envoy visited Iran for two days, where he met with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss the Yemeni issue.

It is noteworthy that the UN envoy to Yemen met on May 28, in Muscat, with the Houthi leader, Muhammad Abd al-Salam, and then paid a visit to Sanaa that ended on May 31, during which he discussed the four-point plan with the leader of the Houthis, according to what he announced in a press conference last month.