Kuwait calls for activating Stockholm’s accord for Yemen

NEW YORK,, Kuwait has drawn attention of the world community that accords for Yemen have largely remained ink on paper, amid little progress to break the stalemate toward a viable political settlement.

Kuwait’s UN permanent representative Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, addressing a United Nations Security Council session on Yemen, noted that the Stockholm agreement, worked out seven months ago, has not been implemented.

The stalemate in this respect has persisted although the UNSC passed resolutions 2451, 2452 and 2481, in essence affirming necessity of implementing the Stockholm accord in full, Al-Otaibi noted in his address to the UNSC session.

There have been no constructive measures, since hammering out the settlement in Stockholm, toward attaining its objectives, amid the continuing siege of Taiz, plight of prisoners’ families and those who have disappeared by coercion.

Al-Otaibi welcome resumption of works of the special commission tasked with overseeing troops’ redeployment from the Red Sea city of Al-Hodeida following a five-month cessation of its activities, noting the necessity for a pivotal role by the tripartite committee where the Yemeni Government can oversee the forces’ redeployment.

Al-Otaibi re-stressed that there would be no “military solution” to the Yemeni crisis, re-emphasizing the necessity to implement relevant accords.

He renewed the State of Kuwait’s condemnation, in strongest terms, the ongoing attacks targeting the Kingdom civil and vital installations, re-affirming Kuwait’s robust support for the Kingdom with respect of the measures it has been taking to preserve its security and stability.

Escalatory aggression by the Houthi group on Saudi Arabia is tantamount to explicit and direct breach of regional security and stability, Al-Otaibi stressed.

The Kuwaiti envoy noted that 850,000 Yemenis have been suffering from deprivation, called for installing a biometric system for tighter control on aid distribution and lauded the Yemeni Government for continuing to pay for public sector personnel and the retirees, in addition to its facilities for fuel deliveries and opening roads for handing over relief supplies to the needy in the troubled country.

He appealed to the conflict parties to cooperate with humanitarian and relief agencies and abstain from obstructing their operations.

In conclusion, the Kuwaiti permanent representative to the UN renewed the call upon the Yemeni parties to literally adhere to the Stockholm accord, particularly with respect of Al-Hodeida, its three ports, regarding the understanding on prisoners’ swap and the Taiz understandings to pave way for a viable political settlement in line with the efforts that have been exerted by the UN special envoy.

Source: Kuwait News Agency