The UAE has begun accepting cargo shipments again from Yemen following a two month-long ban.
The federal General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said it has ended the ban on the state-run Emirates News Agency today. The ban was enacted following the discovery of a Yemeni plot to use explosives hidden in freight shipments to blow up cargo airliners bound for the US.
The GCAA lifted the ban in December, and said it has bolstered screening methods for cargo to and from Yemen, without disclosing further details.
In addition, the GCAA and Yemen also signed an agreement to increase flights between the two countries.
The memorandum of understanding between the two governments adds additional weekly flights by UAE carriers to the Yemeni capital as well as additional flights to other Yemeni airports, the state-run news agency said.