March 25, 2020 / 9:40 PM / 14 days ago

Saudi-led coalition supports Yemeni government acceptance of UN call for ceasefire - SPA

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday that it supports the Yemeni government decision to accept the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for a ceasefire in Yemen to combat the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported, citing the coalition’s spokesman.

Spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki added the coalition supports the UN envoy’s efforts for a ceasefire, de-escalation, and taking practical steps to build confidence between the two parties in the humanitarian and economic aspects, SPA said.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Chris Reese

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