2nd LD: UN Security Council adopts resolution to endorse Yemeni agreements

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, December 22, 2018
Adjust font size:

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to endorse the agreements reached by the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels in Sweden.

The UK-drafted resolution, which won unanimous support of the 15 members of the Security Council, also authorizes UN monitoring of the implementation of the agreements.

In the Sweden talks, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels primarily agreed on a cease-fire in the city of Hudaydah and ports of Hudaydah, al-Saleef and Ras Issa. They also agreed on a new round of consultations in January 2019.

Resolution 2451 endorses the agreements, collectively known as the Stockholm Agreement, and calls on the parties to implement them according to the agreed timelines.

It authorizes the UN secretary-general to establish and deploy, for an initial period of 30 days from the adoption of the resolution, an advance team to begin monitoring and to support and facilitate the immediate implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

Resolution 2451 was the first Security Council resolution on Yemen, apart from the annual resolution renewing the Yemen sanctions regime, since April 2015 at the start of the civil war. Enditem

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter