Amman/Kuwait City, 4 August 2022 (TDI): Jordan and Kuwait have welcomed the resumption of Truce between the conflicting parties in Yemen.

The Ministry of Foreign affairs of Jordan hailed the decision of the armistice extension in Yemen. Further, Jordan also stressed the need to end the crisis through a political solution.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait also embraced the truce between the warring parties for additional two months.

Moreover, Kuwait also praised the efforts made by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to enhance adherence to and extend the truce.

Further, Kuwait also expressed the hope that the truce would be an entry point to start the political process to reach a comprehensive political solution that guarantees Yemen’s security and stability.

Truce in Yemen

The warring parties in Yemen agreed to renew the existing truce for another two months from 2 August 2022 until 2 October 2022.

Also, this extension includes the commitment by both the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels to intensify negotiations to reach an expanded truce agreement as soon as possible.

The expanded truce proposal would provide for reaching an agreement on a transparent and effective disbursement mechanism for the regular payment of civil servant salaries and civilian pensions.

United Nations General Secretary’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Hans Grundberg said in a statement. An expanded agreement would also provide an opportunity to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire and humanitarian and economic issues.

Further, it would provide an opportunity for the resumption of the Yemeni-led political process under UN auspices to reach a sustainable and just peace, he added.

The first UN-brokered truce came into effect on 2 April. Initially, it was for two months. Later, the truce was extended for another two months in June, consequently,  bringing peace to Yemen for consecutive four months after seven years of turbulence.