New Delhi, The UN special envoy to Yemen welcomed the release of seven foreign nationals, including seven Indian sailors, who were being held captive by the Houthi rebels. India thanked Oman and other concerned parties for the release of 7 Indian sailors on April 25. All those Indian sailors were taken hostage by the Houthis in Yemen.
Mohammed Munawwar Sameer, 22, who works for a shipping company in Dubai, arrived in Maharashtra after a four-month struggle and was reunited with his family.
The Houthi rebels in Yemen took seven Indian nationals hostage in January this year. The foreigners released on Sunday from the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa included Indians. Indian nationals have been held captive by Houthi rebels for the past three months.
“We thank Oman and Saudi Arabia for their efforts,” Farhan Haq, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ special envoy to Yemen Hans Grandberg, said on Thursday.
Oman’s foreign ministry says 14 people released from captivity by Houthi rebels have been flown to Muscat by an Oman Royal Air Force plane.