Yemen calls on humanitarian organizations to deliver relief aid through liberated ports, airports

Yemeni workers unload medical aid boxes from a boat carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati relief aid that docked in the port of the city of Aden into a truck, in this May 24, 2015 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 12 November 2017
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Yemen calls on humanitarian organizations to deliver relief aid through liberated ports, airports

ADEN: Abdulraqib Fatih, Yemeni minister of local administration and chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief, has called on UN organizations working in aid and humanitarian domains to play an effective role in receiving and delivering relief aid through the port of Aden, and ports and airports in other liberated provinces.

The government is represented by the Higher Committee for Relief is committed to facilitate delivery of aid shipments to all governorates, through local partners from civil society organizations working in the field of relief across Yemeni governorates, Fatih told Yemen News Agency.

He reiterated the commitment of the Higher Committee for Relief to abide by internationally recognized standards of neutrality, transparency and accountability in dealing with relief aid.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.