Xinhua News Agency, United Nations, November 22nd, the United Nations Security Council held a public meeting on the Yemen issue on the 22nd. In his speech, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, called on relevant parties in Yemen to resume the truce at an early date, emphasizing that the "window of opportunity" for peace in Yemen should not be closed.
The ceasefire agreement reached by the conflicting parties in Yemen came into effect on April 2 this year and will last for two months. The ceasefire was extended twice until October 2. The parties to the conflict have since failed to reach an agreement to extend the ceasefire.
Zhang Jun said that the six-month truce has brought significant peace dividends to the Yemeni people. Restoring the truce is in the common interest of the Yemeni people and is also the general expectation of the international community and regional countries. Currently, the "window of opportunity" for peace in Yemen has not yet closed, nor should it. The UN Special Envoy on Yemen, Grundberg, has made unremitting efforts to restore the truce. Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries in the region have also played active and constructive roles in this regard. China appreciates this. China calls on relevant parties, especially the Houthi organization, to actively cooperate with the special envoy, set reasonable expectations on key issues such as the salary of public servants, strive to reach a solution as soon as possible, resume the truce as soon as possible, and reach an agreement on launching a broader political process. China supports the GCC's initiative on the Yemen issue, and encourages countries with influence on the situation in Yemen to continue to provide constructive assistance to ease the situation and resume the truce.
Zhang Jun said that according to the briefing of the UN Special Envoy on Yemen, the security situation in Yemen is still very fragile. China strongly condemns the attacks on civilians and civilian facilities, and calls on the conflicting parties, especially the Houthis, to put the interests of the Yemeni people first, adhere to the general direction of political settlement, stop all hostile actions, and achieve relaxation and cooling of the ground situation as soon as possible. China fully affirms the overall restraint shown by the Yemeni government in this process.
Zhang Jun said that Yemen is facing one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. China calls on the international community to take immediate action to increase humanitarian and development input in Yemen, provide adequate funding for UN operations in Yemen, and support the efforts of the Yemeni Presidential Council in improving people's livelihood, stabilizing the economy and currency value, and helping to ease the crisis in Yemen. difficulties faced by the people.
(Editors in charge: Yu Yang, Cui Yue)
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