Yemen’s PM vows to reopen Hodeidah Airport ‘as soon as possible’

Daghr also congratulated Yemeni forces on their military progress, liberating key areas of the country from the Houthi militias’ grip. (Reuters)

Hours after Yemen’s army forces, along with the Arab Coalition, liberated Hodeidah Airport, Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr said that reopening the airport is one of the government’s top priorities.

Daghr also congratulated Yemeni forces on their military progress, liberating key areas of the country from the Houthi militias’ grip.

During a phone call with the governor of Hodeidah, Hassan Tahir, Daghr said that the Houthis rejected all peacekeeping opportunities presented to the by the UN and international organizations, and insisted on “continuing the war against the people of Yemen, while destroying the countries resources and infrastructure”.

Daghr added that “Hodeidah witnessed the largest wave of famine during the Houthi era despite its strategic location and its many ports which the militias used as a military base to smuggle weapons and support their war effort with billions of riyals.”

He added that Hodeidah can breathe “a sigh of relief” after the liberation of its airport which signifies “the end of suffering and elimination of the worst era lived under the rule of the Houthi dynasty which deprived residents of their most basic rights.”

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi also praised the efforts made to liberate Hodeidah Airport, nothing that this progress will “rescue the city, relive innocent people and lift the isolating Houthi siege.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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