UN envoy for Yemen welcomes Houthi peace initiative

September 22 2019

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UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Saturday welcomed the Houthi rebels' announcement on the cessation of hostile military acts against Saudi Arabia.

He also welcomed the expression of further openness toward the implementation of the prisoner exchange agreement between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government, and the desire for a political solution to end the conflict, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' press office in a "note to correspondents", Xinhua reported.

Griffiths stressed the importance of taking advantage of this opportunity and moving forward with all necessary steps to reduce violence, military escalation and unhelpful rhetoric, said the note.

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