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Minister of Transport confirms Yemen’s keenness on the security and safety of navigation In the Red and Arabian Sea

Minister of Transport in the caretaker government, Abdul Wahab Al-Durra, affirmed Yemen’s keenness on the security and safety of maritime traffic In the Red and Arabian Sea and the region in general.

Minister Al-Durra pointed out in a meeting held with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and representatives of international shipping lines companies that maritime traffic In the Red and Arabian Sea was not affected except for ships that have a relationship with the Zionist enemy.

Despite this, the number of ships decreased due to the militarization of the Red Sea by America, Britain and their allies.
He explained that the Republic of Yemen, despite the military aggression and siege on the country by the aggression coalition, which will enter its tenth year, is keen to ensure that the maritime shipping lines of international trade in the In the Red and Arabian Sea are not exposed to any threat or danger.

He said, “Our country has taken a decisive and firm stance by continuing the operations of the armed forces in the Red and Arab Bahrain until the aggression is stopped, the siege on Gaza is lifted, and food and medicine enter.”
Minister Al-Durra called on America and some European capitals to reconsider their definition of the concept of violating international law in the war crimes and genocide committed by the Zionist entity against civilians in Gaza, as it is a true violation of international law and all human values.

While the Undersecretary for Maritime Affairs and Ports, Captain Muhammad Ishaq, reviewed the current situation of international maritime navigation in the Red and Arab Bahrain.
He said, “During the period from November 19 to December 19, 2023, international maritime navigation continued to operate normally, with the exception of the movement of ships heading to the ports of occupied Palestine.” He indicated that the number of ships that crossed the Suez Canal coming from the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea amounted to 2,128 ships, while 55 ships diverted. Only its route is via the Way of Good Hope.

Ishaq stressed that the real danger to maritime navigation is the American presence within the so-called “Guardian of Prosperity” alliance without legal justification.
He stated that what must be taken is to continue the humanitarian stances by bringing food and medicine into the Gaza Strip, stop the aggression, and address the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization that international maritime navigation in the Arab Red Sea, unless it is destined for the Zionist entity, has complete freedom of navigation, as well as addressing the Arab and international maritime federations to put pressure on Governmental institutions and civil organizations in the member states of those unions to end the aggression against Gaza.

During the meeting, the Minister of Transport delivered to the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the shipping lines an official memorandum to the international shipping lines companies, which included the confirmation of the Ministry of Transport in the Republic of Yemen of its full concern for the security and safety of international navigation In the Red and Arabian Sea, and that the Yemeni maritime embargo is limited to the ships of the Zionist entity and ships heading to the occupied ports.

The memorandum indicated that the introduction of food, medicine, and humanitarian needs and stopping the aggression against Gaza is a fundamental and major factor in ending the tensions in the Red and Arab Bahrain.
Ministry of Transport reiterated that the ports of Hodeidah, Salif, and Ras Issa, affiliated with the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation, are operating normally in receiving types of commercial ships and container ships, and the maritime transport service continues from all ports to the corporation’s ports.

The meeting discussed confirming Yemen’s position to guarantee international maritime traffic in the Red and Arab Seas for all ships except ships heading to Israel, the losses of ship diversions, and the high costs of confrontation due to the militarization of the Red Sea by America, Britain, and their criminal alliance.

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