In the case of the Yemen peace talks in Sweden, have agreed to the Houthi rebels and the government on a ceasefire for the strategically important port city of Hudaida. The agreement provides for a mutual shift of Forces, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday at the venue in Rimbo, North of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. He praised the round of talks as starting point for peace in the war-torn country.

The port of Hudaida is Central to the supply of the country, which suffers from a severe humanitarian crisis. The Yemen-negotiations go this Thursday after a week. Guterres, according to the rebels and the government agreed to the talks at the end of January to continue.

In Yemen, Houthi rebels have been fighting for more than four years against the supporters of the internationally recognized government. Their troops are supported by one of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition air attacks. The Sunni neighboring country of Saudi Arabia sees in the rebels, a close ally of his arch-enemy, Shiite Iran.