Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmed Daress on Monday discussed with Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Sebastien Trives the neutralization of ports and oil installations and facilities.

The meeting dealt with the coordination aspects between the Oil Ministry and OCHA in order to ease the escalating situation as a result of the aggression and siege, especially with regard to providing oil derivatives and gas and paying salaries.

In the meeting, the minister emphasized the importance of neutralizing the oil installations and petrol stations and tankers. He called on the United Nations to do its role in maintaining the floating tank "Safir" and allowing the withdrawal of crude oil from the reservoir in order to avoid an environmental disaster in the Red Sea.

Daress stressed the importance of taking serious steps with regard to preventing the delay of oil derivatives shipments, because that leads to an increase in their prices and adds burdens on citizens.

He confirmed his ministry's keenness to cooperate with the United Nations in this aspect so as to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

For his part, Trives confirmed OCHA's keenness to work with the ministry to neutralize vital installations and locations of the oil sector, which would be determined by a committee from both sides.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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