The separatist Southern Transitional Council declared self-rule in the south of Yemen in April. — AFP/VNA Photo
NEW YORK — Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the UN, affirmed the country's support for the three-point peace plan submitted by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen at a video meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
At the meeting, Quý expressed concern over the worsening situation in Yemen, called for the facilitation of humanitarian aid for the country, and stressed the importance of protecting civilians, particularly women and children.
Talking about main obstacles to the implementation of the Stockholm and Riyadh agreements as well as the commitments of involved parties in Yemen, he urged the continuation of dialogue towards a comprehensive political solution with the UN acting as the intermediary.
Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen; Major General Abhijit Guha, head of the UN mission in Hodeida, Yemen; and Ramesh Rajasingham, Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, briefed the Security Council on the latest developments in the country.
They noted the worsening situation, which has seen many people killed or injured, the economy facing several difficulties, and UN humanitarian aid for Yemen likely to be cut due to funding shortages.
Participants voiced their opposition to violence against women and children and their support toward Yemen’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Highlighting the importance of the full implementation of the Stockholm and Riyadh agreements, they called for increasing aid for the country to sustain humanitarian activities and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
They also raised the alarm about the growing risk the SAFER oil tanker could rupture or explode and discussed an immediate approach from UN technical experts to assess the tanker’s condition. — VNS