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|13 December, 2018

UAE minister welcomes ceasefire agreement for Yemen's Hodeidah

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash welcomed an agreement between Yemen's warring parties to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash attends a meeting with T Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash attends a meeting with T Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

DUBAI- UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash welcomed an agreement between Yemen's warring parties to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday.

"Encouraging news today from Sweden. Important political progress made including the status of Hodeida. The Coalition & Yemeni forces' military pressure enabled this significant breakthrough," Gargash said in a tweet.

The United Arab Emirates is a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to restore the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Writing by Tuqa Khalid; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((Tuqa.Khalid@thomsonreuters.com; +971521047568;))

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