The command of the Saudi-led coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen reaffirmed commitment to the three-day ceasefire starting from 11:59 pm. (Yemen time) on Wednesday.

During the ceasefire, the coalition forces will continue observing the air and maritime embargoes, aerial reconnaissance and inspection of any movements by the Yemeni Houthi militias and their allies, according to a statement by the command of the coalition.

The 72-hour ceasefire comes in response to a request from Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing the statement.

Hadi asked for a humanitarian truce in order to enable delivery of food relief and medical supplies to as many Yemeni people as possible.

The ceasefire agreement is the fruit of contacts with regional and international key players, notably the United Nations and the coalition members; it stipulates that the Houthis and their allies cease fire and allow unhindered access of aid to the besieged areas, particularly Taiz city.

If the Houthi militias and their allies failed to abide by the terms and conditions of the agreement, the coalition forces will respond appropriately to any hostile movements, President Hadi noted.

He voiced hope that the ceasefire, with the support of King Salman and leaders of the other coalition member states, will prepare the ground for permanent settlement to the conflict in Yemen.