(Arab News) Yemen’s Vice President, Lieutenant-General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar said the capital Sanaa will be “cleansed of the Houthi militias,” Saudi state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported on Monday.
The vice president’s statement came during a meeting with senior Yemeni army officials in Marib that was attended by the commander of the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces.
During the meeting, Al-Ahmar claimed that “victory was just around the corner” and that Sanaa would return to its Yemeni identity, stressing the need to “redouble efforts,” “intensify training and rehabilitation” and “complete military tasks and plans.”
Mohsen reiterated that the Yemeni government led by Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Arab coalition were determined to restore the legitimate government and establish lasting peace.
Meanwhile Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi had a meeting with senior officials and security leaders in Hodeidah on Sunday to discuss the situation there. The president discussed plans to arrange for humanitarian and relief aid to be delivered, along with preparations for a decisive solution in the battle to liberate the port city.
Hadi said the liberation of Hodeidah was imminent and that the Iran-backed Houthi militia would soon be defeated.
Hadi also stressed the importance of increased efforts by the leadership of the province and managers of basic services for the people.
He called on ministers to provide the necessary support for the people of the province in terms of logistics, relief, health and other fields.
Efforts are being made to provide relief and shelter for all areas of the west coast with the support of the KSRelief, the UAE and international organizations. Two planes loaded with relief supplies from KSRelief are expected to arrive with various supplies.
The Minister of Health, Nasser Baoum, said that 50 hospital beds were transferred to a field hospital in the west coast and a number of ambulances with their crews, in addition to medical supplies provided from China and India.
Minister of Water and the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor discussed a number of measures to ensure the continuity and provision of basic water and tents services.