SANA'A March 26.2023 (Saba) - The Minister of Transport, Abdulwahhab Al-Durra, said on Sunday that the swapping of roles between the Saudi-led aggression coalition and its local tools in order to continue the siege of Sana'a Airport is unacceptable.
"We will not stand idly by in the face of the suffering of the Yemeni citizen when he desires to travel for treatment abroad or when he waits for reservations for his return to his homeland," the transport minister added during his meeting in Sana'a with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, David Gresley.
During the meeting, they agreed upon arranging the necessary flights for United Nations staff and the flights programmed to implement the agreement to release prisoners recently signed in Geneva.
Al-Durra urged the United Nations organizations to work with complete impartiality in the areas of humanitarian work, without bias to any party, in order to ensure the relief of the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The Minister of Transport noted the recent measures taken by the "Yemenia" company in Aden to prevent citizens from obtaining travel tickets from Yemenia offices and agencies within the Republic of Yemen and to stop travel to new destinations such as Cairo and India.
"The unfair measures by Yemenia were met with popular discontent and pressure on the Ministry of Transport, the Salvation Government, and the United Nations to open all required destinations and open Sana'a Airport without restriction or condition," he said.
The Minister of Transport stressed the need to open all Yemeni airports to travelers, including Sana'a International Airport and Al-Rayyan Airport, which the occupiers turned into a military barracks.
In turn, the Chargé d'affaires of Yemen Airways, Khalil Jahaf, confirmed that the company's assets were not frozen by Sana'a, considering the decision to prevent the sale of travel tickets from Sana'a is unsound and contradicts commercial and humanitarian foundations.
For his part, "Gresley" affirmed that the United Nations is working to contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people, pointing out that the UN will, in turn, coordinate with the concerned authorities to address the difficulties that prevent the full opening of Sana'a International Airport.
resource : Saba
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