President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi welcomed the great efforts made by the UN's special envoy to Yemen to carry out articles of Hodeidah's Initiative submitted on May 31,2018, in view of amendments made on it within the vision of the Yemeni Government that the Initiative is an integrated package basically based on the notion of Houthi total withdrawal from the Hodeidah seaport and city , and a deployment of Interior Ministry's security forces in the area to establish security so that relief actions and commercial businesses keep going on normally in the seaport, as well as protect civil institutions, civilians as a preliminary step forward to implement the International Security Council resolution 2216 and hand back.
Foreign Minister Khaled Hussein Alyemany said in a press statement" It can't be imagined that you can administer the seaport and maintain security within it separately from Hodeidah's city, rather you can't establish security and stability in the western coast and protect international marine without Houthi militia entirely depart the entire province including the militia's withdrawal from the two harbors of Al-Salif and Ras Essa, and the state's institutions"
Alyemany added" There is no reason to be concerned about the seaport safety, the legitimate government along with Arab Coalition are very keen to keep the harbor safe and functioning and to keep the city out of any armed confrontations, even though Houthis have been working on a plan aims to use the civilians in Hodediah as human shields and to further increase attacks on civil institutions and to stop the seaport operation, we have many evidences to prove that, meanwhile the government and Coalition are doing their own best to avoid causalities or to damage the infrastructures".
Alyemany stated that President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi urged the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General to keep on his good offices in order to implement the resolution 2211, terms of agreed on references, enforce International Law's and Humanitarian law's articles in relevance. In addition to UN Security Council Presidential statements that all stated rejection to repeated attacks against International marine navigation, targeting commercial and civil ships with rockets and spreading marine mines randomly outside Hodeidah's seaport and international marine passageway southern the Red Sea.