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Yemeni state minister arrives in Cairo to discuss cooperation

Wed, Jan. 30, 2019
CAIRO - 30 January 2019: Yemeni Minister of State Abdul Ghani Jamil arrived in Cairo on Wednesday heading a delegation to discuss means of cooperation between the two states amid Yemen's ongoing crisis, German dpa reported.

Jamil's visit is set to last for few days, according to the German news agency, during which he will meet with a number of high-level officials to discuss facilitating the entry of Yemeni citizens to Egypt, especially the sick and injured, to be treated in the Egyptian hospitals.

The Yemeni minister will also discuss the latest updates of the Yemeni situation and the international efforts aiming at reaching a political solution to the crisis in the war-torn country.

About 123 injured Yemeni citizens and their escorts arrived in the Egyptian capital to receive treatment at Egyptian hospitals at the expense of the United Arab Emirates, Gulf News reported in December. They represent the first batch of injured Yemenis to be received and treated by Egyptian hospitals since the Yemeni war started, the Dubai-based newspaper reported.

Yemen, who was described by Greek philosopher Ptolemy as "Happy Arabia" has been torn apart by over three years of civil war between the internationally recognized government based in the south and backed by the Saudi-led military coalition and the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

A United Nations' report said that the war in Yemen caused the death of over 10,000 people and the displacement of more than 2 million others, adding that it has driven the country to the verge of famine.
 
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