The United Nations Security Council has asked for a nationwide cease-fire in Yemen after recent positive developments in the country.

In a press release after holding a special meeting on Yemen, the Council members appreciated the announcement of a unilateral cease-fire by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen.

They welcomed the Yemeni government’s positive response to the cease-fire call and called on the Houthis to make similar commitments without delay.

The members called on the Houthis and government of Yemen to engage constructively with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to reach some permanent solution.