Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a unilateral withdrawal from two strategic ports on the Red Sea coast in the country under a UN-sponsored agreement with the government.
The Houthi leadership also said that the rebel militia have handed over control of the two seaports to the Coast Guard.
He said that "Houthi fighters without uniforms left on several pick-up trucks after Coast Guard personnel were deployed in the two ports".
Lollesgaard said in a statement that the withdrawal is considered a first real step that must be accompanied with commitment, transparency and continued actions from both sides.
He also stressed that the implementation of the agreement is essential to ensure access to humanitarian aid for millions of Yemenis as the ports are the main conduit for delivering basic goods and international aid to the Arab country.
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