YEMEN Press Agency

Head of “Safer Agreement” Implementation Committee calls on UN to urgently return to agreement

SANAA, Nov. 25 (YPA) – Head of the Supervisory Committee for the Implementation of the Urgent Maintenance Agreement and Comprehensive Assessment of the Safer Floating Tank, Ibrahim Al-Siraji, on Thursday called on the United Nations to expedite taking urgent steps to return to the agreement.

The call comes with the aim of preventing an environmental disaster in the Red Sea that could happen at any moment.

Al-Siraji discussed in Sanaa with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, William David Grassley, the file of the floating crude oil tank “Safer”.

At the meeting, Al-Sarraj expressed his astonishment at the continued disregard by the United Nations of the increasing possibilities of exposing the Red Sea environment to the risk of pollution, as a result of the retraction of its Office for Project Services from implementing the urgent maintenance agreement.

He said that “the matter can no longer tolerate further delays, more than a year after the signing of the agreement.”

For his part, Grassley confirmed that he would work to correct the path to find appropriate solutions, with regard to the maintenance and evaluation of the Safer Floating Tank.