August 10, 2022

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Irish General Perry at the UN in Hodeidah

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Today, Wednesday, retired Irish General Michael Perry assumed his duties as head of the United Nations mission to support the implementation of the Hodeidah Accord and the Joint Redistricting Committee in Hodeidah, western Yemen. The United States embassy in Hodeidah said in a statement that Perry had succeeded Indian General Abhijit Guha a few weeks after his appointment, adding that his work had been completed without making any progress in forcing Houthi militants to leave ports and cities. Three years after the end of the Stockholm deal, Hodeidah’s.

The appointment of the Irish general followed the Allies’ unilateral reversal of the Stockholm Accord, while the militants refused to carry out its duties, including the withdrawal from the cities of Hodeidah, Salif, Ras Isa and Hodeidah. , And the United Nations undertook the task of managing these ports in collaboration with the Coast Guard and local police to protect the city.

The new ambassador is a retired Major General in the Irish Army, with a BA and MA in National Security Strategies. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Commander-in-Chief and Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and spent 10 years on UN deployments abroad, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Uganda.

This is the fourth General appointed by the United Nations to lead its special mission to support the implementation of the Hodeidah Accord, which was created under the Stockholm Agreement between the Houthis and the government at the end of 2018.

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