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Yemeni Government Voices Support for Ongoing Military Operations

Yemeni Government Voices Support for Ongoing Military Operations

Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 11:15
A Yemeni cabinet session in Aden, Saba News Agency (Arabic website)
Aden – Asharq Al-Awsat
A cabinet session convened in the Yemeni interim capital Aden reasserted the need for ongoing military operations conducted by the national army and the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to curb Houthi militias as ministers also warned vandalizes working to slow development projects and economic initiatives in liberated Yemeni areas.

The session, headed by Dr. Moeen Abdul Malik, broached a number of political, military, service and development topics, discussed overall ministerial achievements, and reviewed monitor services for development projects underway in Aden and other liberated governorates.

Ministers also addressed the war-torn country’s political scene, which mainly revolves around the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement that calls for the total Houthi withdrawal from the key Red Sea port city, Hodeidah.

The UN-sponsored deal stipulates the handover of Hodeida’s ports and basic facilities, an order which has repeatedly faced with Houthi intransigence designed to abort all efforts for manifesting sustainable peace in the ailing country.

According to Yemen’s official Saba News Agency, the Yemeni prime minister stressed the importance of continued national army and Arab Coalition joint operations achieving victories against Iran-backed Houthi coupist militias.

At the meeting, officials reaffirmed the government determination to combat sabotage attempts directed against state institutions and the public interest.

In Shabwah Governorate, for instance, armed militiamen attempted to halt work of oil companies, greatly threatening current investment in the area and serving a blow to the return of foreign companies to the Yemeni oil sector.

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Ahmed al-Maysari, for his part, presented a brief report on the security situation in Aden and the liberated governorates. He also discussed the ongoing implementation of the campaign to disarm all paramilitary factions in Aden, stressing the need to promote security and stability in all districts and regions.

Maysari also praised the decisive and immediate military intervention which secured the work of oil companies in Shabwah that came under attack.

At the cabinet session, Yemeni Army Chief of Staff General Abdullah al-Nakhai also reviewed military positions across all battlefronts, pointing out that the army has crushed insurgent militias in Sirwah, al-Mukhadrah, Haylan, Qaneya, and other fronts.

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