Arab Coalition Announces Extension of Ceasefire in Yemen

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The Joint Command of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has announced a one-month extension of ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Coalition’s official spokesperson Col. Turki Al Maliki said, “In reference to its previous announcement on 8 April, 2020, and in response to the ceasefire request by Special Envoy of Secretary-General to Yemen Martin Griffiths in order to allow progress in the negotiations between the two parties the Coalition hereby announces a one-month extension of the ceasefire beginning Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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The Coalition reiterated that the chance is still there for concerted efforts to reach a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire in Yemen.

Earlier, on April 8, the Arab Coalition had announced a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen for two weeks in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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