Grundberg further added that the truce would provide relief to civilians and create a conducive environment for reaching a peaceful settlement to the conflict through a comprehensive political process. Last month, a UN official said that two-thirds of Yemen’s 30 million population need humanitarian aid.
The European Union welcomed the decision. Under the ceasefire, commercial fights from the rebel-held capital Sanaa to Jordan and Egypt have resumed, reported AFP. Oil tankers have also been able to dock in the port of Hodeida. The port is under the control of Huthis. As per aid agencies working in Yemen, civilian casualties have dropped considerably since the truce on April 2.
US President Joe Biden also welcomed the ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties.