Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in more than seven years of fighting between Yemeni forces, supported by a coalition of Saudi Arabia and the Houthi rebels.
Mr. Grundberg issued statement welcomes the positive response to the ceasefire, which begins at 7 p.m. local time, and coincides with the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
Success and goodwill
“The success of this initiative will depend on the warring parties’ continued commitment to implementing the armistice with accompanying humanitarian measures.” he say.
“I also hope the goodwill we’ve seen from all sides in public will translate into a lasting de-escalation of hate speech and media hate speech.”
The UN special envoy announced the truce on Friday, which calls for a halt to all ground, air and naval offensive activities in Yemen and its cross-borders.
Fuel tankers will also be allowed to enter ports in the Hudaydah region, and commercial flights will operate from the capital Sana’a to pre-determined destinations in the region.
The parties have agreed to meet to pave the way in Taiz and other states.
The truce can be extended after two months have elapsed, as long as the parties agree.
Mr. Grundberg emphasized the importance of building an agreement to restore trust between the parties and resume the political process towards ending the conflict.
He also extended his sincere congratulations to the Yemeni people on the start of Ramadan, adding, “I hope that the beginning of this ceasefire will give the people of Yemen the opportunity to celebrate the holy month of peace.” peace, safety and serenity.”
Speaking on Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speak Armistice must be the first step to ending the country’s brutal war.
“The cessation of hostilities, along with the entry of fuel tankers, and the relaxation of restrictions on the movement of people and goods in, in and out of the country, will contribute to building trust and creating create a favorable environment for the resumption of negotiations for a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” he say.