Saudi Arabia to give $422 million worth of fuel to Yemen

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

31st Mar, 2021. 12:47 pm

Saudi Arabia will offer $422 million worth of petroleum products to the Yemeni government for power stations and support public services.

As per the details, Suadi Arabia is offering this as Yemen is facing a fuel shortage problem.

State news agency said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz informed Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi of the grant under the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program in a telephone call.

According to the international news source, fuel shortages have targeted water pumps, generators in hospitals. Aid supplies in Yemen have also got disrupted.

Hadi’s government said last week that it had approved the entry of some fuel ships to Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah, which is controlled by the Houthi movement.

Earlier this month, a spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab military coalition Brigadier General Turki al-Maliki said another Houthi air defence system had been destroyed on the Marib front in Yemen.

The Yemeni military has released a video clip of Houthi drones being destroyed. The incident comes after the liberation of new Hajj sites northwest of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Earlier, the Yemeni military claimed in another statement that a Houthi explosive-laden drone had been destroyed in the Houthi stronghold of Saada, causing heavy casualties.

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