16 Saudis, 3 Sudanese hostages to be released by Houthis

Houthi Yemen rebels
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AMMAN — Abdel Qadeer Al-Murtada, head of the Houthi prisoner negotiation department in Sanaa, said that the agreement signed in Amman in March stipulates the release of 16 Saudi and three Sudanese hostages, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

“The agreement covers all coalition countries and Yemeni parties,” according to Murtada, who added that the agreement signed in March specifies the “release of 1,400 prisoners from the army and different committees against 823 captives from the other side”.

Murtada said that there “can be no partial implementation of the prisoner exchange agreement with the Saudi side only, but Saudi Arabia can solve problems and obstacles with other parties, and then the agreement can be fully carried out”.

The visit between Sanaa and Riyadh had positive results as it addressed a large part of the problems related to the prisoner issue, he said adding: “We asked in the recent round of negotiations in Amman to resolve the outstanding problems that prevented progress in the prisoner file, and in implementing the agreement concluded in March.”

He stressed that prisoner exchange is a humanitarian issue that has nothing to do with military or political issues, and voiced hope that this visit will be a first step to the implementation and solution of the humanitarian prisoner file. 

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