Yemen's warring parties extend truce by two months: UN



Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday agreed to extend a four-month long truce by a further two months, just hours before the current deal lapsed.

"I am pleased to announce that the parties have agreed to extend the truce, under the same terms, for an additional two months, from 2 August 2022 until 2 October 2022. This truce extension includes a commitment from the parties to intensify negotiations to reach an expanded truce agreement as soon as possible," said a statement by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg.

Grundberg also announced that he had shared a proposal with the parties for an expanded truce agreement, and had already received "substantive comments."

"The main objective of the current truce continues to be to provide tangible relief to civilians and to create a conducive environment for reaching a peaceful settlement to the conflict through a comprehensive political process," he said.