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Yemen to Improve Border Security Through Electronic Visa System

Yemen to Improve Border Security Through Electronic Visa System

Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 07:30
Ships are unloaded at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

Yemen, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has been examining the use of the electronic visa system at all its ports with an aim to enhance border security.

The Interior Ministry's Undersecretary for Police Services, Major General Mohammed al-Amir, said the project will represent a paradigm shift in the ministry’s work and will contribute to the improvement of security at the country’s entry points and borders.

During a meeting on Saturday with IOM representatives in the city of Seiyun, al-Amir said the project will help save time and effort to complete the required work for security measures, and entry and exit controls implemented at the ports.

It will also facilitate communication between the Department of Passports, Immigration and Nationality and its branches in Yemen, and at the diplomatic missions and embassies abroad.

He continued that the project will also limit and combat counterfeiting and forgery.

According to the official Yemeni news agency, Saba, the meeting between al-Amir and the IOM representatives also tackled the mechanism of the project and the identification of the parties that will participate in its implementation, with joint cooperation between the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, and with the support of the IOM in Yemen.

Major General Abdul Majed al-Amiri, Undersecretary of the Yemeni Interior Ministry for the Civil Service Sector, announced that the ministry is ready to provide assistance and contribute to advance the implementation of the project, which would provide services to Arabs and foreigners arriving to and leaving Yemen.

Dr. Firas Badiri, senior coordinator at the IMO, said that the project will reinforce Yemen's capabilities, in addition to reinforcing security at the Yemeni border ports.

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