YEMEN Press Agency

Prime Minister meets ICRC’s President

SANAA, Oct. 16 (YPA) – Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor on Wednesday met in Sanaa with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer and his accompanying delegation currently visiting Yemen.

Dr. bin Habtoor welcomed the ICRC delegation, noting that this visit came in light of the tragic humanitarian conditions suffered by the Yemeni people for the fifth year in row due to the aggression, economic war and the continued closure of Sanaa International Airport and Hodeidah port.

The meeting reviewed the disastrous effects of preventing the entry of imported fuel ships into the port of Hodeidah on various aspects of daily life and the public services, especially public health, population, water and environment areas.

The prime minister referred to the humanitarian initiative of the national side, represented by the release of 350 prisoners under the framework of proving good intentions to address this file in accordance with Sweden Agreement.

Dr. bin Habtoor drew attention to the situation of al-Durayhimi district inhabitants besieged for more than a year by Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition forces and mercenaries, who continue to prevent the access of relief, food and medicine to the district.

ICRC’s President affirmed that given the situation experienced by the Yemeni people, more efforts are needed to reduce the effects of the war.

Maurer appreciated the level of cooperation between the National Salvation Government and the ICRC in the face of challenges and mutual concern to address the problems.