Egypt keen on coordinating efforts to secure navigation in Bab al-Mandab strait: Premier to Yemeni counterpart

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Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 10:23 GMT

 Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli in an meeting with his Yemeni counterpart Maeen Abdulmalek - press photo

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli in an meeting with his Yemeni counterpart Maeen Abdulmalek - press photo

CAIRO – 11 October 2021: Egypt is keen on coordinating the efforts between the countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to secure maritime navigation through the Bab al-Mandab strait, said Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli in an meeting with his Yemeni counterpart Maeen Abdulmalek in  Cairo on Sunday.

 

“Egypt believes that a political solution is the best way to the Yemeni crisis, and rejects attempts to impose a fait accompli by force, as well as attempts to undermine the freedom and security of navigation in the Arabian Gulf and Bab al-Mandab Strait,” Madbouli added.

 

The Egyptian Prime Minister voiced Egypt's condemnation of the terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of the governor of Aden and the Minister of Agriculture, offering his sincere condolences to the people and government of Yemen for the victims of the accident.

 

Madbouli also voiced his concerns over the dire repercussions of oil leaks from the floating oil tank "Safer" as it threatens the environment and marine navigation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

 

He called for exerting efforts to confront this environmental disaster, expressing Egypt's readiness to provide all the necessary technical support in this regard.

 

In addition to this, Madbouli said that Egypt supports all efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis in a way that guarantees the unity, sovereignty and independence of Yemen, meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people and ends their human suffering.

 

The Prime Minister added that Egypt welcomed the formation of the new Yemeni government in implementation of the Saudi-brokered "Riyadh Agreement.” 

 

The Yemeni Prime Minister said that the Yemeni government is performing its role amid extremely difficult internal and regional situations, and is working hard to meet the aspirations of Yemenis, away from foreign interference.

 

He talked, with Madbouli, about cooperation files with Egypt in the fields of oil, gas, electricity, communications, the postal sector, health, maritime and air transport and education.

 

Abdulmalek said that finding an urgent and quick solution to the problem of the Safer tank is quite essential.

 

The Yemeni ministers stressed the importance of activating the joint committee in the field of transport, and inviting Egyptian companies to contribute to the restructuring and development of Yemeni ports.

 

The Yemeni Minister of Health also thanked Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed for her strong support to Yemen, which resulted in sending medical aid to the Yemeni state.

 

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