Al-Mortada to Al Mayadeen: Mutual visit with KSA had positive results
The head of the Sanaa government's Prisoner Affairs Committee tells Al Mayadeen that there will be no partial execution of the prisoner exchange deal with Saudi Arabia.
Abdul Qadir Al-Mortada, the head of the Sanaa government's Prisoner Exchange Committee, told Al Mayadeen that Saudi Arabia has promised Yemen that it will deal with the outstanding problems that Sanaa still has with some of the Yemeni mercenaries.
Al-Mortada asserted that there can be no partial implementation of the prisoner exchange with Saudi Arabia and that the Kingdom must resolve its problems with the mercenaries so that the deal may be implemented in full.
As for the exchange of visits between Sanaa and Riyadh, he noted that it had some positive results, as the visits allowed for the resolution of many problems related to the agreement.
Answering Al Mayadeen's question regarding the prisoners being exchanged, Al-Mortada said the agreement includes all coalition countries and their "mercenary Yemeni followers."
He also pointed out that the deal, which was signed last March, includes the release of 1400 prisoners from the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees in exchange for 823 prisoners from the Saudi coalition's side, adding that 16 Saudis and three Sudanese prisoners will be released as part of the deal.
ودعنا اليوم الفريق السعودي الزائر لصنعاء— عبدالقادر المرتضى (@abdulqadermortd) October 15, 2022
فيما استقبلنا فريقنا الوطني الذي قام بزيارة اسرانا في السعودية بعد أن إطلعوا على أحوال الأسرى وإطمئنوا عليهم وكذا تصحيح وتنقيح قوائم الأسماء المختلف عليها.
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Al-Mortada explained that it cannot be said that all problems related to the non-implementation of the agreement have been resolved, however, the Sanaa government's Committee has informed its Saudi counterpart of the obstacles created by the Yemeni mercenaries "because the Saudis are the ones responsible for the mercenaries."
Moreover, he noted that the Saudi delegation visited the Saudi and Sudanese prisoners in Sanaa, seeing as the prisoners are part of the coalition, and the prisoners confirmed to the Saudi delegation that they were treated well.