Transport Ministry announces closure of Sana’a Airport to UN flights

Transport Ministry announces closure of Sana’a Airport to UN flights

Transport Minister in the National Salvation Government Zakaria al-Shami announced on Sunday the closure of Sana’a International Airport to flights of the United Nations and international organizations in next few days due to the depletion of the oil derivatives amount allocated to the airport.

“The aggression is seeking from its war on Yemen to achieve any achievement on the reality after it failed militarily,” al-Shami said during an event organized by The Ministry of Transport and the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology in Sana’a to mark the passage of four years of closing Sana’a Airport by Saudi-led coalition.

The Minister explained that the continued detention of oil derivative ships and preventing their entry to the port of Hodeidah is causing a humanitarian disaster for the Yemeni people, especially patients in hospitals.

More than 540 thousand patients from those need to travel abroad are waiting for an unknown fate due to the closure of Sana’a Airport, he added.

Al-Shami noted to the United Nations’ inability to lift the blockade on Sana’a airport, which is the main artery for two-thirds of the population of the Republic of Yemen and its first gateway to the world

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