The Yemeni government has applied to Washington to prevent the circulation of Yemeni antiquities and artifacts in the United States.

Yemen's Minister of Culture, Marwan Dammaj, said on Tuesday that the advisory committee of the US administration will meet, on 29 October, to discuss Yemen's request, according to the agency "Saba".

He explained that the Yemeni request comes in accordance with Article IX of the Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which Yemen ended the ratification procedures in early September.

Damaj stressed that the Yemeni Embassy in Washington is making great efforts to prevent the circulation of Yemeni antiquities in the US market.

The Yemeni government has on more than one occasion accused the Houthi Ansar Allah of digging archaeological sites and selling artifacts extracted in areas under its control, which the group denies.

The Yemeni Ministry of Culture announced earlier that the Omani authorities thwarted an operation to smuggle 52 Yemeni antiquities at Al Mazyouna border crossing.

For the fifth consecutive year, Yemen has been plagued by war between pro-government forces and Houthi forces, which have controlled provinces including the capital Sanaa since 2014.

Source: Saba

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