Government of Yemen: Egypt agrees to operate flights from Sanaa to Cairo

Today, Tuesday, the Yemeni government confirmed Egypt’s approval of the request to operate direct flights between Sanaa (which is under the control of the Houthi militia) and Cairo, in agreement with the armistice agreement promoted by the United Nations.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak thanked the Egyptian government for responding to the request.

And he explained in a tweet on his Twitter page that the competent authorities of the two countries will work in the coming days to coordinate and complete the technical procedures for the operation of the flights.

Yesterday, on Monday, Egypt announced that it will allow direct flights between Cairo and the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which is under the control of the Houthi militia. in implementation of the terms of the United Nations armistice.

In a statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry said that the minister Sameh Shoukry “received a phone call from the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres”.

He added that Guterres “expressed his sincere thanks to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for allowing direct flights between Cairo and Sanaa under the UN armistice. in Yemen “.

In early April, the United Nations envoy in Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced an extendable two-month UN truce between the government and the Houthis, which began with a global ceasefire, which included the lifting of restrictions on the ports of Hodeidah, the opening of Sanaa airport and the opening of the streets of Taiz, besieged by the Houthis for seven years.

The Houthi militia did not put in act void regarding the lifting of the siege imposed on Taiz, despite the fact that more than fifty days have passed since the truce, which is about to expire.

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