YEMEN Press Agency

Riyadh delegation thanks Sanaa for good treatment with Saudi captives

SANAA, Oct. 13 (YPA) – Head of the Saudi team visiting Sanaa, Salem Al-Harbi, has expressed his thanks to the authorities in Sanaa for the good treatment of the Saudi war prisoners.

After reviewing the conditions of the Saudi prisoners in Sanaa, Al-Harbi said: “I  thank you – on my own behalf and on behalf of my colleagues for the good treatment with our prisoners, and for the kind reception and hospitality. This is not surprising from you, as you are the people of generosity, and your colleagues who arrived in the Kingdom are our brothers and their place is above the head.”

For his part, Head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs in Sanaa, Abdulqader Al-Murtada, explained that the purpose of the Saudi delegation’s visit is to see the conditions of their prisoners in Sanaa custody, and also to match and verify the names in reality, in order to prepare for an exchange process in the near future, according to the UN-brokered agreement that was signed last March.

He expressed his hope that these mutual visits would be a gateway to reach a comprehensive solution to this humanitarian file.

Al-Murtada stated that a technical team from the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs headed yesterday, Wednesday, for Riyadh to check the conditions of the Yemeni war prisoners in Saudi prisons.