UN / YEMEN COMMERCIAL FLIGHT REAX

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16-May-2022 00:01:13
A United Nations spokesperson welcomed the first commercial international flight in six years from Sana’a airport in Yemen that took place today. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / YEMEN COMMERCIAL FLIGHT REAX
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DATELINE: 16 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

16 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We welcome the first commercial international flight from Sana’a airport that took place today. That was the first flight in six years. The flight took off from Sana’a to Amman, Jordan. This is an important element in the truce recently achieved through the mediation efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Hans Grundberg. We thank the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for their invaluable support in bringing about this important achievement, and the Government of Yemen for their constructive role in making this possible. We urge all parties involved to continue facilitating flights as per the terms of the truce agreement. Mr Grundberg is working with the parties to ensure the successful implementation of all terms of the truce, including making progress towards opening roads in Taiz and other governorates to facilitate freedom of movement for Yemenis within their country. He is also engaging the parties to strengthen and extend the truce and build on its momentum towards reaching a comprehensive and sustainable political solution to the conflict.”
7. Wide shot, end of briefing

STORYLINE:

A United Nations spokesperson welcomed the first commercial international flight in six years from Sana’a airport in Yemen that took place today (16 May).

Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists that the flight, which took off from Sana’a to Amman, Jordan was “an important element in the truce recently achieved through the mediation efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Hans Grundberg.”

Dujarric urged all parties involved “to continue facilitating flights as per the terms of the truce agreement.”

He said Grundberg “is working with the parties to ensure the successful implementation of all terms of the truce, including making progress towards opening roads in Taiz and other governorates to facilitate freedom of movement for Yemenis within their country” and is also engaging the parties “to strengthen and extend the truce and build on its momentum towards reaching a comprehensive and sustainable political solution to the conflict.

The flight took off just after 9AM local time, heading for Amman, Jordan, carrying 130 Yemeni passengers.
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