Saudi Envoy: Yemen’s Reconstruction will Begin from Socotra

Saudi Envoy: Yemen’s Reconstruction will Begin from Socotra

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 09:15
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber said reconstruction would begin from Socotra. (Saba Net)
Riyadh, Aden - Nayef al-Rashid and Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber said that the Saudi-led reconstruction of Yemen through the Comprehensive Humanitarian Support Center (ESNAD) will begin with the Socotra Archipelago.

Al-Jaber launched in Socotra on Tuesday the distribution of relief aid provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to the residents of the archipelago, through an air bridge that saw the arrival of the first two planes carrying about 20 tons of medical aid.

The ambassador stressed that the relief shipment was delivered through the humanitarian air bridge provided by KSRelief, under the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in coordination with the legitimate government.

The Governor of Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, praised the efforts of the Kingdom and its leadership in supporting Yemen and Socotra, in wake of the circumstances in his country, pointing out that the assistance was crucial to the beneficiaries with special needs, limited income persons and orphans.

The Saudi ambassador explained that the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations plan benefited about 4.1 million Yemeni citizens, by providing medicine and food.

He highlighted some of the Saudi-led reconstruction projects in Yemen through the ESNAD center, including the rehabilitation of roads to increase the capacity of the transportation sector.

Jaber stressed that such projects will generate thousands of jobs for the Yemeni people.

In a telephone conversation with Asharq Al-Awsat, the Saudi ambassador talked about the military situation in Yemen, saying that the Coalition forces have achieved progress in support of the Yemeni legitimacy and the Yemeni National Army, especially in the area of Hodeidah.

He stressed that the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militias will soon be defeated, which confirms the failure of Iran’s plans in Yemen.

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