HODEIDAH- A UN-led truce monitoring team including members of Yemen’s warring sides held its first meeting in the flashpoint city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, AFP reported.
“We are expecting a good outcome,” an official loyal to the coalition-backed government said.
The ceasefire in the city of Hodeidah, whose Red Sea port is vital for millions at risk of starvation, is part of a peace push seen as the best chance yet of ending four years of devastating war.
Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert is heading the joint committee, including Saudi-backed government officials and National Salvation government officials, to oversee the truce.
According to AFP, both members of the committee were transported to the meeting from east of the city in UN vehicles.
Officials loyal to national salvation government said that they had recorded at least 31 violations in the past 24 hours by pro-coalition troops, according to Al-Masirah TV.
The truce in Hodeida and its surroundings went into effect on December 18.