Vietnam calls for ending hostile actions in Yemen hinh anh 1An overview of the UNSC meeting on Yemen (Photo: VNA)

New York (VNA) – Vietnam has called on all stakeholders to end hostile actions in Yemen, cooperate with the UN Secretary General’s special envoy to be appointed to the country and consider peace proposals given by the UN.

Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on Yemen on July 14, Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, expressed her concern over the military escalation in many areas in Yemen as well as attacks in border areas.

Vietnam condemns attacks targeting civilians, especially women and children, and supports the UNICEF’s call for ensuring necessary services for and the rights to go to school of children in Yemen, she said.

She also called on all parties concerned to implement the UNSC’s Resolution 2573, which includes the protection of civil infrastructure works and the promotion of the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement and Riyadh Agreement with the intermediary role played by the UN.

The same day, the UNSC decided to extend, until July 15 next year, the mandate of the United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) established on January 16, 2019 following intra-Yemeni peace consultations held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Unanimously adopting Resolution 2586 (2021), the council further decided that the mission will oversee the governate-wide ceasefire, redeployment of forces and mine action operations, and monitor ceasefire compliance in the Red Sea ports of Hudaydah, Salif and Ras Issa.

UNMHA will also work with the parties to the Agreement — the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah, also known as the Houthis — to ensure that security is provided by local security forces, while facilitating and coordinating UN support for the Agreement’s implementation.

UNMHA was established by the UN Security Council in January 2019, right after the Stockholm Agreement was reached./.