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Yemeni Vice President Reaffirms Commitment to Liberation Operations

Yemeni Vice President Reaffirms Commitment to Liberation Operations

Monday, 22 April, 2019 - 09:00
FILE PHOTO: A man walks during a visit by a U.N. delegation to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad
Taiz – Asharq Al-Awsat
General Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar, vice president to Abedrabbuh Mansur Hadi, praised advances made by national army forces on the battleground against Iran-backed coup militias.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, the Yemeni army managed liberating swathes of territory from sectarian militants.

Ahmar’s commending of army efforts was delivered in a phone call with the Major General Yehya Salah, who is responsible for military operations in the fifth zone which includes the Hodeidah and Hajjah Governorates.

Ahmar, as reported by the official Saba news agency, confirmed the political leadership's determination to continue to liberate Yemeni territory, defeat Houthi coup militias and ameliorate living conditions for Yemenis nationwide.

Maj.Gen. Salah, for his part, briefed Ahmar on the latest battlefield developments.

Discussing the political peace process, Ahmar reaffirmed the commitment of the Yemeni leadership, backed by the Arab Coalition, to achieving a sustainable solution for the war-torn country based on the three main references: the Gulf initiative and its mechanisms, the outcome of national dialogue and United National Security Council resolutions, namely UNSC resolution 2216.

“Houthi coup militias continue to elude and hinder the efforts of the United Nations to sponsor peace. These militias have offered nothing but stooping, digging trenches and preparing for a new round of war,” Ahmar said in his review of peace process developments.

On the other hand, the vice president lauded efforts exerted by Salah and his forces on cooperating with peace efforts and vigilantly implementing the truce agreement reach in Stockholm last December.

Ahmar also reviewed concessions made by the legitimacy and flexibility shown by the team, which would enhance the chances of peace, of which Hodeidah is a part.

According to the deal hammered out in December talks in Sweden, redeployment from Hodeidah’s strategic ports, often used by armed militias to smuggle arms will help stabilize the security situation in the area and help improve the quality of life for suffering Yemenis.

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