Yemeni president tells UN envoy Houthis should withdraw completely from Hodeidah


The president of Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, told UN envoy Martin Griffiths of the need to for the Houthi militia to withdraw from Hodeidah, Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

Griffiths travelled to the southern city of Aden on Wednesday for talks with president Hadi in the exiled government’s temporary capital, government officials said.

“There is a proposal on the table,” the foreign minister of Hadi’s government, Khaled al-Yamani, told reporters in Riyadh.

“We would accept a peace initiative on the condition that militias leave the western coast,” he said at a joint press conference to announce a $40 million project launched by Saudi Arabia for de-mining operations in Yemen.

The Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of the port to the United Nations, sources told Reuters.

(With Reuters)

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