Yemen’s Deputy Minister of Transport Nasser Sharif said the ministry is working on the reopening of the ports of Al-Hodeida and Al-Mokha after their liberation from Houthis. The Minister also said that the reopening of the port of Al-Hodeida will be a blow to the Houthis, who use the port as a link to transport weapons and to disrupt maritime navigation. Concerning the port of Al-Mokha, Sharif said that after the government’s approval the presidency of the Red Sea Ports will be transfer to Al-Mokha.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, underlined the necessity for closer cooperation between the two neighboring countries in economic fields and in strengthening security along their joint borders. The first have said: “Our borders should remain borders of brotherhood and friendship in a bid to prevent terrorist groups from taking advantage of them” and “To that end” Rouhani added “we are ready for closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism which is a menace for all sides”. He described the two countries economic ties in the past year as “progressive” and at the same time noted that the two sides enjoy abundant capacity to further deepen their ties.The other part said that Iran and Pakistan are “brothers and neighbors” and will remain together irrespective of all possible challenges.