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Yemen's gov't reiterates commitment to peace terms - agency

ADEN, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- Yemen's government reiterates commitment to fair and sustainable peace approach based on agreed upon peace terms, namely UNSC resolution 2216, said Dr. Rashad al-Alimi, Chairman of the Presidential Council, Sunday.
His remarks, according to Yemen News Agency (SABA), came while receiving UN special envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg.
The meeting explored chances to extend the UN-brokered truce amid Houthi militias' constant intransigence about the underway efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis and the Yemeni peoples' suffering, it noted.
Al-Alimi praised Grundberg's role, confirming the Presidential Council's and government's support for efforts underway, underscoring the need to mount international pressures upon the militias to engage constructively with these efforts and to make the Yemeni peoples' interest above all.
Last Saturday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres "strongly" urged the Yemeni parties; not only to renew, but also expand the truce's terms and duration, in line with Grundberg's proposal.
The aforementioned truce first came into effect on April 2, 2022, bringing the longest period of relative calm since the beginning of the war, according to a press release by Guterres's office. (end) sns.hb