Sat. 29, December, 2018
After the first meeting of the Redeployment Monitoring Committee in Hodeidah in the presence of representatives of the legitimacy and the militia in order to set a timetable for withdrawal from the port of Hodeidah and implementation of the outcomes of the Swedish agreement, the head of the redeployment committee in Hodeidah, General Patrick Kamert, handed over the coup mechanism.
Government sources expected that the meeting, in addition to the upcoming meetings, will result in consensus on a procedural mechanism for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and Security Council Resolution 2451, to restore the city and ports of the province and the withdrawal of the militia.
The al-Houthi militia sought to disrupt the meeting initially before agreeing to demining the path of government representatives who entered the city of Hodeidah aboard United Nations armored vehicles.
Local sources in the city and activists said that the coup militia removed mines from the 50th Street east of the city for the passage of representatives of the government side before the meeting in a hotel near the lines of contact after the speculation was held at the headquarters of the United Nations office in the city.
Prior to the first meeting, the head of the International Monitoring Committee, Patrick Kamert, accompanied by members of the observers committee visited the hospital on 22 May in the city of Hodeidah, where the delegation stopped the destruction of the hospital.
On the other hand, the governor of Hodeidah, Dr. Hassan Taher, said that the mission of the UN committee is to implement the Swedish agreement and that the delegation of the government will not negotiate, but went to implement the UN resolutions and agreements. Pointing out that the date of commencement of withdrawal from ports according to the agreement will be in less than four days.