SANA'A, Jan. 11 (Saba) - Minister of Expatriates Affaires Mohammed Saeed discussed today with the regional director of the International Organization for Migration for the Middle East Kramila Judo and the representative of the International Organization for Migration in Yemen Laurent de Book the basic humanitarian needs to help expatriates and displaced Yemenis and refugees abroad.
At the meeting, the Minister called on for opening Sana'a International Airport and the opening of the Yemeni ports to help expatriates and stranded Yemenis abroad. He said that this meeting aims at transferring the sufferings of Yemeni expatriates and the stranded Yemen citizens abroad and how to find quick solutions to their problems, especially those expatriates who could not transfer money to or from Yemen.
For its part, the regional director of the IOM confirmed that IOM is continuing its cooperation with the Yemeni government for the return of Yemenis stranded abroad to return to their country, noting that the organization has appealed to donors to help in this regard.
Judo confirmed that IOM is working in collaboration with the international organizations and donors for opening Sana'a International Airport in order to facilitate the return of many stranded citizens abroad .
For his part, representative of IOM said that the priorities of the organization is to make plans and programs to involve Yemeni expatriates in the development process in Yemen, noting that the organization will discuss the living conditions of Yemeni expatriates abroad and providing them with legal advice.