The delegations of the Yemeni Presidential Council and the Houthi militia arrived in the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the invitation of the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to participate in direct discussions regarding the extension of the UN armistice and the opening of closed crossings and roads between Houthi and legitimate areas of control.
The Houthi militia announced on Sunday evening the arrival of its delegation to Amman, a day after the arrival of the Presidential Council delegation, to start direct talks, which are expected to be launched on Monday, under the auspices of the UN.
The discussions will focus on opening the crossings and closed roads in Taiz governorate and some surrounding areas, linking the liberated and non-liberated governorates, and extending the life of the humanitarian truce.
The Houthi militia cuts off many main and secondary crossings and roads in Taiz governorate and the rest of the Yemeni governorates it controls, as is the case in the governorates of Al-Bayda, Al-Dhalea, Marib, Al-Jawf, Al-Hudaydah and others.
Among the most important crossings and roads cut by the Houthis in the governorate, in the northern port of Taiz, which connects the city to rural areas, as well as the eastern port, which is the main road that connects Taiz towards the governorates of Ibb and Dhamar, up to Sana’a, in addition to the western port that connects Taiz with Mocha.