Griffith presents a new vision for peace in Yemen

Saudi Arabia leaked part of UN envoy’s proposals to Yemen regarding a comprehensive solution, which he present it during his recent visit to Riyadh.

The proposals included a joint declaration provides an immediate and comprehensive cease-fire throughout Yemen and within 72 hours from the signing date, with a halt to military operations in land, sea and air, including forces redeployment, heavy and medium weapons and ammunition, according to what has been posted by Al Arabiya channel reporter in UN and attributed it to diplomatic sources, which he described as “reliable.”

The agreement stresses on the necessity of stopping all actions that endanger humanitarian operations, while stopping negative speech in public statements and all media. Besides stopping attacks on Saudi Arabia in land, sea and air, ensuring the integrity of the international and regional shipping path, and cooperating with United Nations to implement the agreement, which includes agreeing to a joint mechanism to monitor the implementation of ceasefire..

The proposals define the joint monitoring mechanism as a “military coordination committee” chaired by the United Nations and include high-level military representatives from all sides, where the committee monitors and provides general strategic guidance to the Joint Operations Center and the committees in local provinces. According to the source, the Joint Monitoring Committee will adhere to weekly meetings, in addition to establishing a 24-hour hotline for the two parties to report on ceasefire violations.

In the second part of the joint declaration, Griffiths proposed provisions on humanitarian and economic measures, the most prominent of them is the formation of a joint operations unit to confront Corona, implementing and monitoring the committee with international support, releasing all prisoners and detainees, opening the main roads of the Yemeni cities, especially Saada, Marib, Al-Jawf, Taiz and AdDurayhimi district in Hodeida, in addition paying the salaries of state employees throughout Yemen, according to 2014 payroll statements.

Not to mention opening an account for joint management to Yemen Central Bank and its branches to supply central and sovereign revenues such as oil, gas, customs, taxes and ports revenue.

The proposal on the humanitarian and economic aspect also provides the formation of a joint committee to adopt mechanism to coordinate the monetary policy at the national level to protect the economy and support the foreign exchange reserves.

It also includes items related to open airports, including Sana’a airport, for international, commercial, humanitarian and civil flights, in accordance with a cooperation mechanism agreed on its operational procedures. It also includes texts related to Hodeidah port, the most prominent of which is to allow ships to enter Hodeidah immediately upon obtaining an international permit, in addition maintaining Safer tank and a pipeline for transferring oil from Marib to Ras Isa port.

The third part of the proposals relates to the political component and includes provisions for the resumption of political consultations as soon as possible, under Yemeni leadership and sponsored by United Nations, with the aim to put a complete end to Yemen war by concluding a comprehensive agreement.