SABA - Yemen news agency

Print date: 24-06-2019
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FM condolences German counterpart

SANA'A, June 16 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi telephoned his German counterpart Frank Steinmeier on Tuesday condoling him on the two German nurses killed in a tragic criminal accident in the northern governorate of Sa'ada last Saturday.

Al-Qirbi expressed Yemen's condolence to the families of the two German nurses and friendly German people.

The Minister al-Qirbi confirmed that the security bodies are keeping on their investigations to track and arrest the culprits for bringing them to justice.

For his part, the German Foreign Minister emphasized the necessity of cooperation between the two sides in investigating the accident, affirming Germany's support to Yemen in combating terrorism.

Furthermore, the Minister al-Qirbi reviewed with the German ambassador to Yemen Michael Klor-Berchtold the findings of the security bodies' investigations so far.

Al-Qirbi affirmed Yemeni government's readiness to cooperate with the German side in tracking and capturing the criminals, saying "This crime, which provoked Yemeni people's feelings, is contradictory with their traditions and religious teachings."

The Dutch women were among nine foreigners kidnapped by Houthis militants last Friday.

The murdered nurses were working in Sa'ada's al-Joumhori Hospital for the Dutch World Wide Services Foundation, a charity foundation that presents medical services in developing countries.

Kidnapped two German nurses and a female Korean teacher were found dead last Saturday in Akween area, Wadi Noshor of Sa'ada governorate.

There is no information about the rest of the kidnapped foreigners.