Press Statement by The Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC), Lieutenant General Abhijit Guhaon on the 7th joint meeting of RCC

Hudaydah 19 December 2019

The Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) held its seventh joint meeting on 18 and 19 December 2019 aboard the UN-flagged vessel in international waters.

The RCC members reiterated their commitment to work jointly on the implementation of the Hudaydah Agreement. In this regard, Lieutenant General Abhijit Guha is encouraged by the effective cooperation between their Liaison Officers, who work through the Joint Operations Center of the Ceasefire Enhancement and De-escalation Mechanism, and at the five Observation Posts established in October along the Hudaydah city frontlines.

Building upon this progress, the RCC is developing a roadmap for humanitarian corridors in order to improve humanitarian access, and facilitate smooth movement of civilians. Both parties are working on the swift implementation of this roadmap.

The RCC members are working to formalize all the operational aspects for the full implementation of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the mutual redeployment of forces.