Houthi Foreign Minister calls on coalition to take humanitarian measures to promote confidence-building

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-11-13 | Since 1 Month

Houthi Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf during a meeting with Nicola Davies, Director of the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General in Sana'a

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The Foreign Minister of the Salvation Government of the Houthis (Ansar Allah), which controls the Yemeni capital Sana'a, on Tuesday, that the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen should take humanitarian measures to promote confidence-building if it is serious about peace.

According to the Houthi-run Yemeni news agency "Saba", Sharaf and Davis carried an urgent message to UN envoy Martin Griffiths on what he called "the continued kidnapping of Yemeni fishermen and targeting their boats," pointing out that "the continued detention of fishermen does not serve the good offices of the United Nations, but Add to the obstacles that stand in the way of peace. "

"The United Nations continues to make efforts to reach a sustainable peace in Yemen," Davies said.

Houthi Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf said during a meeting with Nicola Davies, director of the office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General in Sana'a, that the coalition "to take a number of humanitarian measures that promote confidence-building, if serious in the direction of peace, especially the reopening of Sanaa airport to traffic And open ports for navigational movement without interference, pay salaries and allow the entry of equipment and equipment for the maintenance of communications equipment that serve citizens. "

Yemen has been racked by a 4.5-year bloody conflictbetween the Yemeni internationally-recognized government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.

On 26 March 2015, the Arab coalition launched a military campaign against the Houthi troops to reinstate the official government of President Hadi.

For more than 4.5 years, the Saudi-Yemeni borders have been the scene for semi-continual clashes between Saudi forces and Houthi fighters, leaving scores killed or injured from both sides.

To further worsen the living conditions of ordinary Yemenis, civil servant salaries have been unpaid since September 2016 following the dislocation of the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) under official decree.

After President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi decided to move the CBY in September 2016, the banking sector has been in a mess, with Houthis rejecting the move leading to two central banks in the Arab poorest country.


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