Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, has on Monday revealed that a ship loaded with containers sailed directly from the Saudi port of Jeddah to the port of Hodeidah.
“This ship is the first one to come since the blockade and bombardment of the port of Hodeidah by the US-British-Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition and its allies,” al-Houthi added in a tweet.
اول سفينةتبحر محملةبالحاويات مباشرةمن جدة الى ميناء الحديدة مذ تم الحصار والقصف للميناء من قبل العدوان الأمريكي البريطاني السعودي الاماراتي وحلفائه
نأمل من الاخوة في القطاع الخاص الى تحمل مسؤوليتهم والاستيراد عبر ميناء الحديدة لما لذلك من تخفيف من الغلاء على المواطن بنقص التكاليف pic.twitter.com/1Tr3yUel8v
— محمد علي الحوثي (@Moh_Alhouthi) September 13, 2021
Al-Houthi expressed his hope that the private sector would assume its responsibility to reduce the cost of living for citizens, by importing through the port of Hodeidah.
In another message, Mohammed al-Houthi said that he considers the continued flow of goods through the port of Hodeidah “a correct step in strengthening confidence to move forward in comprehensive peace.”
“It is no longer reasonable for Saudi Arabia to find any justification to prevent ships coming from its ports or to force them to transit through Djibouti, as has been done before,” he said.