Government rejects UN peacekeeping Mission in Yemen

English - الاثنين 10 ديسمبر 2018 الساعة 08:23 م
Stockholm - Newsyemen

The Advisory Committee at the Office of the UN Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, the parallel course involved in Sweden's consultations, revealed the absence of any ready-made United Nations project on Yemen till now.

The Yemeni government confirmed on Monday that the city and the port of al-Hodaidah should be under its control.

The Government delegation rejected the idea of a UN peacekeeping mission in Yemen.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani told Reuters the coastal city of al-Hodaidah should be under the control of the internationally recognized government.

He added that the government is ready to accept a UN role in overseeing the port.

Al-Yamani said that the government is ready to accept the port's revenues paid to the Branch of the Central Bank of Yemen in al-Hodaidah province.

"Until now there is no ready-made project at the United Nations, contrary to what is published in some media outlets," said Jamila Ali Raja, a member of the Advisory Committee at the Office of the UN Envoy for Yemen.

I expect to complete a preliminary stage that will have a complement at an upcoming meeting," she said

The new thing in these consultations is that the international community is interested in the humanitarian dimension and alleviate this dimension in Yemen, she added.