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PM:- The United Nations and the Security Council bear the responsibility for the continued closure of Sana’a Airport

Prime Minister, Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh bin Habtoor, affirmed that the United Nations and the UN Security Council bear legal and moral responsibility for the humanitarian consequences caused by the continued closure of Sana’a International Airport to commercial aviation.

During his meeting today with his Deputy for Security and Defense Affairs Lieutenant-General Jalal Al-Rowaishan, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, William David Grisley, the Prime Minister referred to the incident of the killing of the expatriate Abdul-Malik Al-Sanabani by militias affiliated with the UAE occupier on his way from Aden to Sana’a.

He explained that the incident condemned by the Yemeni people, and the great suffering of travelers through Aden and Seiyun airports, is a result of the continued closure of Sana’a International Airport without any legal justification or justification, especially in light of Sana’a’s commitment to ICAO conditions with the presence of a UN inspection mission at the airport.

The meeting, in the presence of Minister of State Alia Faisal Abdullatif, discussed the humanitarian situation and ways to enhance and develop joint efforts between Yemen and the United Nations, and the various humanitarian organizations and agencies currently operating in Yemen, to confront humanitarian challenges and alleviate the aspects of the crushing tragedy that the Yemeni people have been experiencing for nearly seven years. And joint work to ensure that it reaches the target groups.

The meeting touched on the new declaration of donors on Yemen, to be disclosed during the United Nations General Assembly meeting on September 22, and the positive expectations from it for the benefit of the Yemeni people, and reducing their suffering by focusing on creating sustainable job opportunities for the beneficiary segments, in light of the great challenges they face. The national economy as a result of the comprehensive war of the coalition of aggression, in the forefront of which is the weakening of the purchasing value of the national currency, and its arrival in the occupied governorates and regions to a catastrophic level.

The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs affirmed the clear position of the United Nations on Sana’a International Airport and its continuous call to reopen it to commercial aviation as a humanitarian necessity for citizens.

He referred to the United Nations’ efforts to mobilize funds from donors and increase their volume for humanitarian and development interventions in Yemen.

Grisley valued the ongoing cooperation of the Salvation Government and its keenness to overcome difficulties and address the problems facing international and international humanitarian activity in Yemen

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