Commander of the Observer Group in Hodeidah: The Security Council will pressure for the implementation of the Sweden agreement

Commander of the Observer Group in Hodeidah: The Security Council will pressure for the implementation of the Sweden agreement


The UN Security Council will hold a meeting next Monday on Yemen, and "there will be great political pressure to implement the Sweden agreement," said Michael Lolisgaard, commander of the International Observer Group in Hodeidah, western Yemen.

The speech of Danish general Lolisgaard came during his meeting, Wednesday, with the leadership of the local authority in the city controlled by the Ansar Allah (Houthis), the Saba news “Houthi version”  agency reported.

"The attention of the international community is moving toward Hodeidah, until the Sweden agreement is implemented at various stages and according to the schedules and time limit," he said.

"I am a mediator who will make the agreement work, by gaining the confidence of both parties without preference," he said.

The provincial authority is working to cooperate to ensure the success of the work of the Redeployment Committee and to achieve concrete results on the ground, to guarantee the implementation of the Sweden agreement, according to the governor of Hodeidah Mohammad Ayyash Quhaim.

Last Sunday, a Yemeni government source said that Lolisgaard had put forward a new proposal to the government and the Houthis, including the establishment of safe corridors in Hodeidah, run by international forces.

To date, the parties have not indicated any views on the proposal.

On December 13, , the government and the Houthis, following consultations in Sweden, reached an agreement to resolve the situation in the coastal province of Hodeidah, as well as the exchange of prisoners and detainees.

However, the implementation of the agreement is hampered by a discrepancy in the interpretation of a number of its clauses between the signatories.


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