The UN Security Council unanimously approved the sending of UN monitors to observe the Yemen ceasefire and combatants’ departure from the Yemeni city of Hudaydah, AP reported.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to “establish and deploy, for an initial period of 30 days from the adoption of this resolution, an advance team to begin monitoring and to support and facilitate the immediate implementation of the Stockholm agreement,” according to the UN website.
Friday’s UN resolution was the first on Yemen in over three years.
Last week, the Saudi-led coalition, under Western pressure, ordered a halt on its intensive offence against Houthis in the Yemeni city.
Similarly, the Houthi rebels said they agreed on halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia after a request from the UN.
Since the fighting intensified in the rebel-held city located on the Red Sea, which is the gateway for food supplies to Yemen, hundreds of Yemeni people have been trapped in their homes inside the city due to the continued clashes, while thousands others fled their homes.