United Nations observers in Yemen may be stationed on a ship in al-Hodeidah harbor

United Nations observers in Yemen may be stationed on a ship in al-Hodeidah harbor


The 75 observers of the international organization deployed in Yemen could be stationed in March on a ship docked in the port city of Hodeidah, UN sources said.

A source close to the dossier told France-Presse, "It is a solution", confirming information published by the French newspaper Le Figaro.

The paper said the United Nations had taken its decision on the ship, explaining that it would rent the 142-meter-long commercial vessel "MV blue fort" owned by the Canadian company "Bridgemans Services".

The " MV blue fort " is an old ship built in 1979 and converted in 2015 into a 299-cabin hotel, offices, and platform where a helicopter can land.

In its arduous negotiations with the parties to the conflict, the United Nations has since Sunday used a docked ship off the coast of Hodeidah, allowing the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government to be assembled.

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that the parties to the Yemeni conflict had made progress towards the redeployment of troops outside the coastal city.

The talks, which took place on Sunday, were chaired by former General Patrick Cammert, head of the United Nations Observer Mission in Yemen.

The mission was headed to the retired Danish officer Michael Lolisgaard, who was appointed by the international organization in the post as the successor to Cammert.


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