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Yemen government 'determined' to renew truce with Huthis: FM

Yemen's foreign minister Ahmed bin Mubarak, speaking in Morocco on Wednesday, said the government wants to renew a ceasefire with Huthi rebels
— Rabat (AFP)

Yemen's government wants to renew a ceasefire with Huthi rebels and will not escalate the conflict, its foreign minister said Wednesday, as a US envoy voiced guarded hope despite the lapse in the six-month truce.

"We are determined to renew the ceasefire and address all problems through dialogue," Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak said during a visit to Morocco.

The UN-brokered ceasefire, which was in effect since April but expired Sunday, had brought a sharp reduction in hostilities and facilitated moves to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in the country, according to aid agencies.

Some 80 percent of the population rely on aid after eight years of war.

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