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Conflict Parties Approve 4-Item Saudi Ceasefire Proposal on Yemen | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Yemeni pro-governments forces in Marreb, with Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Saeed Al-Jaber, Reuters

Jeddah- Saudi Arabia recently presented roadmap module drafting a method to ceasefire and cooperation in Yemen. Concerned conflict parties have unconditionally agreed to the proposal, well-informed sources located at the Yemeni peace talks in Kuwait told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

The proposal, which Asharq Al-Awsat was able to procure details on, encompasses four items which are: finding an administrative body to organize the works of ceasefire committees, forming field parties across battlefronts of each governorate, linking the committees to the field parties on different levels and establishing safe and secure areas across battlefields.

Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Saeed Al- Jaber told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the proposal comes as a result to the incessant violations committed and the increase of their intensity.

He further clarified that the roadmap was disclosed and discussed in details in a meeting attended by the government’s officials Abdul Aziz Jabbari, col. Saleh al-Zindani, col. Lashkar-e- Zaer– and Hamza al-Houthi, Salim al-Maghles and col.Ahmed al-Maane’ from the insurgency party. The discussion was also attended by U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Kenny Jbak and the military official of the U.N. party.

Ambassador Al-Jaber confirmed that the conflict parties have conceded to the Saudi roadmap. Implementation and supervision will be the responsibility of the U.N. and main ceasefire committee comprising ten members distributed equally among both conflict parties.

The ambassador said that all Yemeni sides have lauded the roadmap and that U.N. special envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed has presented it before the ambassadors of 18 Yemen peace-sponsoring countries, who confirmed that he roadmap is sensible, realistic and will contribute to bolstering ceasefire.

Ambassador Al-Jaber said that ceasefire committees monitored by the United Nations will start connections and exchange of information with branching committees in all seven designated sub-districts, and will work on resolving cases of violations against the truce.

Furthermore, he revealed that Saudi Arabia has provided the United Nations with a one-million-SAR tribute to cover expenditure of the ceasefire committees in all seven governorates, upon the request of U.N. envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed.