UN / YEMEN UPDATE

14-May-2019 00:01:00
In a statement read by a UN spokesperson, the Chairperson of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) in Yemen, Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard, welcomed the handing over of the ports of Hudaydah, Salif and Ras Issa. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / YEMEN UPDATE
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DATELINE: 14 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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14 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Lieutenant General Lollesgaard welcomed the handing over of the security of the ports to the coast guard and the efforts to remove all military manifestations from the facilities. There is still a lot of work to be done on the removal of the manifestations, but cooperation has been very good. These steps are significant as the first part of the broader redeployments in Hudaydah, to which both Yemeni parties continue to express their commitment. Lieutenant General Lollesgaard urges the parties to finalize the outstanding negotiations to allow for a full implementation of phases one and two of the Hudaydah Agreement. UN teams will continue to monitor these initial steps in an impartial and transparent manner.”
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STORYLINE
In a statement read by a UN spokesperson, the Chairperson of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) in Yemen, Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard, welcomed the handing over of the ports of Hudaydah, Salif and Ras Issa.

Speaking to reporters in New York today (14 May), UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said Lollesgaard visited the ports of Hudaydah, Salif and Ras Issa to verify the redeployment of Ansar Allah forces. He said UN teams had been monitoring this redeployment, which has been executed, partly as agreed by the Yemeni parties in the concept of phase one.

Haq said there was still “a lot of work to be done on the removal of the manifestations, but cooperation has been very good.”

He added, “These steps are significant as the first part of the broader redeployments in Hudaydah, to which both Yemeni parties continue to express their commitment. Lieutenant General Lollesgaard urged the parties to finalize the outstanding negotiations to allow for a full implementation of phases one and two of the Hudaydah Agreement. UN teams will continue to monitor these initial steps in an impartial and transparent manner.”

Haq also told reporters that UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths’s office was meeting the Yemeni parties in the Jordanian capital Amman to discuss the implementation of the economic provisions of the Hudaydah Agreement. He said issues to be discussed include the management of revenues from the ports of Hudaydah, Ras Issa and Salif and their use for the payment of public sector salaries in Hudaydah governorate and throughout the country.

Haq said the Special Envoy encourages the parties to engage constructively and with good faith to agree the modalities of implementation, for the benefit of the people in Hudaydah and the whole of Yemen.
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