Saudi Foreign Minister: Humanitarian Ceasefire in Yemen to Begin May 12
May 08, 2015
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced today that a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen will begin on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 p.m. The ceasefire is subject to renewal.
During a joint press conference in Paris today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Minister Al-Jubeir said that the success of the ceasefire depends on the cooperation of the Houthis. “The ceasefire will be throughout Yemen or nowhere in Yemen,” said Minister Al-Jubeir. “The matter is entirely up to the Houthis and their allies,” he added.
The foreign minister also said that the King Salman humanitarian and relief center in Riyadh will be operational on Sunday, May 10. “It is critically important that all countries be able to send as much relief supplies as efficiently and as quickly to as many Yemenis as possible,” said the foreign minister.