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Yemenis call for ending UAE presence in Yemen’s ports

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Media and civil circles launched a campaign in Yemen to demand the UAE to withdraw from as a strategic port in the country.

The matter is related to the port of Mocha, which the UAE controlled for years as part of its ambitions in Yemen and turned it into a military base.

Tweeters demanded, via the hashtag #HandOverThePort of Al-Mokha. They called lifting the suffering of the Yemeni people and removing the UAE from the port.

The UAE had established a permanent military base in the vital port of Al-Mokha, as part of its quest for a permanent presence on the western coast of Yemen.

There are unknown Emirati forces at this military base in the port.

The local authority in Taiz Governorate, southwest of Yemen, confirms that it continues to suffer from a great scarcity of resources, which leads to its inability to meet many obligations in the payment of salaries of employees and the provision of some public services.

This is due to the failure to operate the main revenues on which these local agencies depend and the exit of areas and sites such as the port of Mokha from the control of the state and the internationally recognized government, which deprives them of important and basic revenues and resources.

The port of Mokha is considered one of the oldest ports in Yemen and at the level of the peninsula and the Gulf.

The port’s importance stems from its proximity to the international corridor, six kilometres away, and its location with Yemen’s southern and central regions.

Meanwhile, the Bab al-Mandab Strait is important for international trade, as it is considered a strategic route for oil trade between the Middle East and European countries.

It allows direct communication between the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal.

The port of Mocha was considered one of the most famous ports in the world and one of the most important commercial centres located on the Red Sea.

The port is credited with marketing the Yemeni coffee exported through it, which was of high quality, as it was known and still is by its name Mokha until today.

Economists assert that poverty rates are concentrated in Yemen in the west coast regions because these areas have an enormous population mass in the country, so the ports and coasts, in addition to agriculture, were a haven for people and a basic source of income for them.

They stress that the war has multiplied the tragedy of the residents of these severed areas due to this conflict, which has not stopped, especially after the kidnapping and isolation of a large part of the western coasts of Yemen and the disruption of important and main ports such as the port of Mocha.