Patrick Cammaert Meets with Houthi Militia over Hodeidah Ceasefire

The United Nations monitoring teams have met with the representatives of the internationally-recognized government over Hodeidah Ceasefire Agreement, according to official sources.

The sources also pointed that the Iran-backed Houthi militia representatives did not attend Tuesday’s meeting with the UN monitoring team, led by retired Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert, which took place in a government-held area, east of the port city of Hodeidah.

Furthermore, the senior government officials said that Cammaert will meet with the militia separately on Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The Houthis said late in December they handed over control of the port to the coast guard as part of confidence-building measures agreed in peace talks in Sweden. The government denied this, saying it was a ploy by the rebels to maintain control of the port.

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