Al-Mashat: UN must commit to opening new destinations through Sanaa
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen says the UN is obligated to open new destinations through Sanaa Airport in order to reduce the suffering of citizens.
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, considered that the United Nations should commit to opening new destinations through Sanaa International Airport in accordance with the requirements of the truce.
During a meeting with the Minister of Transport, the President of the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Meteorology, and the Authority's Undersecretary, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Al-Mashat reviewed a report on the flights to Amman under the first and second truce.
The Yemeni leader pointed out that the United Nations is obligated to open new destinations through Sanaa International Airport in order to reduce the suffering of citizens traveling for treatment, expatriates, students, and businessmen, in order to fully open Sanaa International Airport without any restrictions.
Al-Mashat stressed the necessity of paying attention to training and raising the level of efficiency of air navigation and meteorology workers, as well as providing all necessary services and facilities for travelers.
For his part, the President of the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the airport operates in accordance with international standards and provides all necessary facilities for travelers.
On August 2, the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said the warring parties agreed on extending the truce for an extra two months per the same conditions with the aim of maintaining negotiations and reaching a comprehensive truce as soon as possible.
The truce in effect in Yemen since last April 2, which was also extended on June 2, stipulates the suspension of military offensives by land, sea, and air in Yemen and across its borders, in addition to facilitating the entry of ships carrying fuel to Al-Hudaydah ports in western Yemen.
The extended truce also stipulates permitting two commercial planes from and to Sanaa International Airport weekly and holding a meeting between both parties concurring on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates to promote freedom of movement within Yemen.
Mohammad Abdulsalam, Sanaa’s head of negotiating delegation, told Al Mayadeen on Thursday that "this is the last time we will accept the extension of the truce as per the current conditions."
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