Implementation of the Riyadh Agreement promotes a comprehensive political solution



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Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Saudi foreign minister, said that expediting the implementation of the Riyadh agreement allows the Yemeni government to conduct its business from Aden (south).

He added in a tweet on “Twitter”: “The approval of the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council on the mechanism proposed by the Kingdom is a positive step that will enhance confidence between them.”

He continued: “The step allows the government to conduct its business from Aden, activate state institutions to serve the Yemeni people, and unify ranks to make the paths and efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen sponsored by the United Nations.”

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced a mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh agreement, which includes a continued ceasefire that began last month.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, the mechanism also includes the announcement of the Southern Transitional Council to abandon self-administration, implement the Riyadh agreement, appoint a governor and security director for the governorate of Aden, and assign the Yemeni prime minister to form a government of political competencies within 30 days.

Besides the exit of the military forces from Aden to the outside of the governorate, separating the forces of the two parties in (Abyan) and returning them to their previous positions, and issuing a decision to form members of the government equally between the North and South, including the nominated ministers from the Southern Transitional Council, and start their work in Aden and continue to complete the implementation of the agreement Riyadh in all its points and tracks.

Indeed, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi was appointed by Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik to form a new competency government.

Moeen Abdulmalik, who has headed the Yemeni government since October 2018, has a new period after all Yemeni parties agreed to continue in his position, and to choose him at the head of the prospective consensus government, given his competence.

And the upcoming Abdul-Malik government, which will be formed within 30 days, consists of 24 ministerial portfolios only, and it will be distributed equally between the north and south governorates, after reducing 10 ministries from the current government.

Governmental sources told Al-Ain News that the shares of the 12 southern governorates will be transferred to the Southern Transitional Council, the most prominent partner in the Riyadh agreement, as well as southern components such as the “Hadramout University Conference” and the “Skilled Component”.

Abdulmalik is scheduled to form the expected government, within a period of 30 days, punctuated by the new mechanism presented by Saudi Arabia, withdrawals and repositioning of government and southern forces from Aden and Abyan.

The return of Abdul-Malik to the head of the new government constitutes a reassurance to the Yemeni street, especially after its success during the last period, in providing the main services to the liberated cities, and preserving the economy and the local currency from collapse against foreign currencies.

The commission of Abdul-Malik constitutes a new blow to suspicious Brotherhood projects in Yemen funded by Qatar and Turkey, as the man has explicitly accused Qatar of supporting the Houthi coup and working to undermine efforts to restore the state and support hotbeds of sabotage in his country.

In turn, the Southern Transitional Council in Yemen stressed the abandonment of the declaration of self-administration “so that the Arab coalition will be able to implement the Riyadh agreement.”

Nizar Haitham, a spokesman for the Southern Transition Council, wrote on “Twitter” that the decision comes “within the framework of the efforts made by the leadership of the Arab Alliance to implement the Riyadh Agreement, and to reach solutions that would address political, military, humanitarian and development conditions, and in response to interference by the Saudi leadership and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates And, in order to ensure the success of the efforts of the leaderships of the two countries to implement the Riyadh Agreement, achieve security and stability, and unify joint efforts to confront the Houthi militias and terrorist groups. ”


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