– Now it is the last chance for the Stockholm peace process. It can be dead within weeks unless both sides start to hold what they promised in the agreement, " he said in a statement according to Reuters.
from the two warring parties, huthierna and the Yemeni government, traveled to Rimbo north of Stockholm for peace talks with, among others, the UN secretary-general António Guterres and Sweden's minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström.
The biggest success was an agreement on the ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah, which is important in order to get supplies to the famine-hit population.
" I hope that the talks here marks the beginning of the end for what is the worst humanitarian situation in the world. There is no military solution to this war, only a political, and this week has shown that there is a constructive willingness to continue such a process, said António Guterres afterwards.
in a fragile, and Jeremy Hunt, the first western foreign minister to visit Yemen since the war started in 2015, now have low hopes that it will keep.
Under the agreement, the houthierna handing over control of Hodeidah to a neutral police force, in exchange for the government ending with their luftbombningar. According to Hunt, however, is houthierna worried that the government is going to take over the port town as soon as it is handed over to the police.
– There is a major problem with trust between the two sides, but it has now been 80 days since the stockholm convention so it is starting to feel urgent. It will not be the status quo forever if not Hodeidah be handed over, " he says to The Guardian.
among the government of Yemen and its koalitionspartners saudi Arabia and the United arab Emirates to houthierna never hold what they promise, says Hunt.
Even if he says that the agreement is the last chance to get to a peace, he thinks that none of the sides really want to return to full-scale war.
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