UN Yemen envoy calls for truce to be extended for 5 days

The Mauritanian diplomat was speaking at a conference of Yemeni parties in the Saudi capital Riyadh aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen.

UN Yemen envoy calls for truce to be extended for 5 days

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, called on a Saudi-led military coalition and the country's warring parties to extend by five more days a ceasefire set to expire on Sunday evening.

The Mauritanian diplomat was speaking at a conference of Yemeni parties in the Saudi capital Riyadh aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen.

 

Yemen VP says truce extension depends on "how it is on the ground"

Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah said on Sunday his administration favoured an extension of a five-day ceasefire expiring in the evening but this would depend on the situation on the ground.

"We need the ceasefire to continue for long, not just for a few days, but it depends on the operation on the ground," Bahah told Reuters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. "There is an effort for an extension, but it depends on how it is on the ground. But it's our wish from the government side that we need to extend it."

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