As fuel shortages continue across the country, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres, said it was a step in the right direction.
“We urge all parties involved to refrain from acts that hinder Special Envoy Martin Griffiths’ mediation efforts and to continue trying to advance the diplomatic process toward a negotiated solution to end the conflict,” he said.
“The fuel must be delivered to Yemeni markets as soon as possible to power hospitals, ensure the supply of food and access to water, and generally help relieve the suffering of the Yemeni people,” the spokesman added.
He re-iterated Washington’s appeal for an end to the offensive in Ma’rib as well as a full ceasefire.
“For the sake of Yemen and its citizens, we call on all parties to come to the table and negotiate,” the spokesman said. Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq, said it was a move in the right direction, despite continuing fuel shortages across the region.
According to Reuters, the Arab Coalition cleared four fuel ships to dock at the port on Wednesday after Yemen’s internationally recognized government approved the entry of some vessels. — Organizations