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Iraq says ceasefire in Yemen important step to end crisis

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Friday welcomed the decision of the warring parties in Yemen of an immediate ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it welcomes the agreement of the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease fire in the city of Hodeidah and considers it an important step towards ending this crisis, which afflicts the Yemeni people.

The ministry praised "the active role played by UN envoy Martin Griffith in bringing the views closer together and making this round of negotiations a success."

The ministry expressed its hope for the parties to the Yemeni crisis to achieve further understandings on the outstanding issues in preparation for a comprehensive solution to this crisis.

The ministry reiterated Iraq's firm stance on "the unity, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen," and called for "full support for all efforts aimed at restoring its security and stability."
Last Modified: Saturday، 15 December 2018 02:37 AM