Griffiths: Riyadh agreement paves the way for a comprehensive peace process in Yemen

Riyadh agreement paves the way for a comprehensive peace process in Yemen

The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Friday thanked Saudi Arabia for its role in reaching a Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the transitional council.

“The Riyadh agreement paves the way for a comprehensive peace process in Yemen,” Griffiths said during a briefing on Yemen at the UN Security Council. He believed that the signing of this agreement “confirms the existence of leaders capable of making changes to ensure the stability of Yemen,” and appreciated the efforts of Saudi Arabia and the UN, which contributed to the success of the agreement.

Griffiths added: “Yemen needed leaders capable of making change. The Riyadh agreement signed between the government and the Southern Transitional Council is a confirmation of the presence of these leaders.
“The pace of war in Yemen has fallen considerably over the past two weeks,” Griffiths said.

Griffiths also pointed to “positive signs of the implementation of the Hodeida agreement” between the legitimacy and the Houthis, after the establishment of UN observation points in the city. He stressed that Hodeidah witnessed a decrease in military and security escalation, stressing that “security incidents in Hodeidah decreased by 40%.”

Griffiths also praised the government’s positive steps that helped bring oil derivatives ships into Hodeidah ports. However, he expressed concern “about Houthi’s restriction of UN team freedom in Hodeidah.”

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Government of Yemen: We will return to Aden soon under the Riyadh agreement

We will return to Aden soon under the Riyadh agreement

Yemen’s cabinet said on Thursday that arrangements for the return of the legitimate government to the interim capital of Aden under the Riyadh agreement signed with the Southern Transitional Council “are under way in coordination with brothers in Saudi Arabia.”

The cabinet aso said that logistical arrangements supervised by the coalition leadership are nearing completion and the government will be in Aden very soon, pointing out the government’s keenness to ensure the successful implementation of the Riyadh agreement as it establishes a new phase of normalization of the situation in the liberated areas and to unify efforts to confront the Iranian Houthi project in Yemen.

This came in a statement issued by a meeting of the Yemeni Council of Ministers, in Riyadh, to review the directives of President Hadi on the implementation of the Riyadh agreement.

The Yemeni President directed the ministries and the concerned authorities both to take the necessary measures in an urgent and immediate manner to implement what is related to them in the agreement, affirming the government’s commitment to implement in accordance with the specified time plans and contribute to the success of the agreement.

In its statement, the Yemeni government reiterated that the Riyadh agreement represents a major step towards redressing the imbalances that accompanied the liberation of most of Yemen’s territory from Houthi militias, and uniting efforts to accelerate the completion of the aborting of the Iranian project in Yemen.

it also appreciated the Saudi role under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Salman in supporting Yemen and its people in various circumstances.

The Yemeni Cabinet condemned the continued military escalation of Houthi militias and their repeated violations of the UN truce in the western province of Hodeidah.

The cabinet stressed that the silence on these escalations and violations encourages the Houthi militias to continue to torpedo efforts to bring peace and disavow its obligations to the international community in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

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The UN Security Council welcomes the Riyadh agreement: a step for a solution in Yemen

The UN Security Council welcomes the Riyadh agreement: a step for a solution in Yemen

The UN Security Council welcomed the Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the transitional council in the Saudi capital on Tuesday.The Council considered the agreement an important and positive step to reach a political and comprehensive solution in Yemen.

The council praised Saudi mediation efforts in reaching the Riyadh agreement on Yemen.The Council stressed its support for the role of the UN envoy to resume dialogue between Yemenis.He also renewed his call on the Yemeni parties to implement the Stockholm Agreement.

The Council affirmed its commitment to the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen.The Riyadh agreement, sponsored by Saudi Arabia between allied parties against Houthi militias, establishes a new phase of cooperation and partnership, and unify efforts to end the coup and resume development and construction, especially in the liberated provinces in the south of the country.

Among its most prominent points is the return of the legitimate government to Aden within 7 days, and the unification of all military formations under the authority of the ministries of interior and defense, and the formation of an efficient government by half between the north and south of Yemen.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the transitional council in Riyadh.In a statement, he described the Riyadh agreement as a pivotal agreement, hoping that all parties will work together to end the conflict and achieve peace and stability that the Yemeni people deserve .

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Yemen :A new phase of unity and joint actions

A new phase of unity and joint actions

Yemen is witnessing a new phase of reconciliation and cooperation for joint action and renunciation of division after the signing of the “Riyadh Agreement” between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council, Tuesday, in Riyadh, in the presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

The agreement is seen as a reformulation of a new Yemen, based on unity in its institutions, in its goals supported by the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen for Reconstruction and Unity, to counter the threats faced by Yemen and the countries of the region by Iran and its followers, led by the Houthi militias that fueled by Yemen. With Iranian funds and support.

According to the agreement, the coming days will witness wide arrangements for the Yemeni house from within, which will include all state institutions, especially the military establishment, as well as institutions concerned with the stability of citizens and their lives and the development of the country in various economic and social fields, in order to ensure the rationalization of the resources of the state and the efficiency of its institutions.

During his speech, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness on the unity and stability of Yemen, stressing that the Riyadh agreement will open the horizons to the desired political solution.

“We will continue to strive to achieve the aspirations of the Yemeni people and reach a political solution,” he said. “Our goal is to support the Yemeni people and face foreign interference in their internal affairs.”

For his part, Sheikh Mohammed said: “We appreciate the great efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in unifying the Yemeni rank and its pivotal role in reaching the Riyadh Agreement.” We sincerely wish that peace and prosperity will prevail throughout Yemen and that its people enjoy security, stability and development. .

The UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, on Tuesday, welcomed the agreement signed in Riyadh between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council.

UN envoy to Yemen welcomes Riyadh agreement
Griffiths said the agreement signed in Saudi Arabia was a step towards a peaceful solution to the crisis.

Commenting on the impact of the Riyadh agreement, Yemeni Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information Najib Ghallab told Sky News Arabia that he will unite the will of the anti-Houthi force within the framework of the state, which will make the legitimacy centers more able to claim the Houthis, thus increasing the losses of the Houthis in the coming period at multiple levels. “

“The agreement will harm the factors that have reestablished the battle, namely opportunistic and selfish interests, corruption networks and the fifth column. This will be a factor of strength and a center of gravity for legitimacy towards the pressure on the Houthis.”

Ghalab says the agreement sends a message to the people that “the people of Yemen with the coalition and its partnership are capable of making peace and injecting blood. It is the Houthis who imposed the war and they are making it continue.”

The Yemeni academic and political researcher Dr. Faris al-Bail told Sky News Arabia that one of the good and profound aspects of this agreement was the system of reforms he presented to many of the imbalances and complaints that were clearly defined in the political scene.

“The legitimate government has been very slow about the process of revitalizing the liberated areas, and there was corruption and monotony.”

He pointed out that the Riyadh agreement is not only political, but includes “a process of reform and revitalization of the performance of the government.”

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Hadi: The Riyadh agreement will be announced today

The Riyadh agreement will be announced today

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described the southern issue as “the essence of peace and stability in Yemen”, noting the efforts of brothers in Saudi Arabia to overcome the repercussions of the recent events in Aden and the rift

Hadi said during a meeting in Riyadh with leaderships and references of a number of southern components, that the Riyadh agreement (between the legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council) will be announced today, Tuesday, and said that this “strengthens the unity of national rank within the framework of the new federal Yemen and complete the project to end the coup of the Houthi militia “

He praised the great efforts of Saudi Arabia in various fields and their sponsorship of the meetings in Jeddah and Riyadh, which resulted in this agreement.

The Yemeni President added: “We worked for that hard which equated the southern provinces and the country in general through genuine partnership that fosters and preserves the rights of all away from guardianship and excessive centralization and orientation for building a new federal Yemen.” .

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The signing of “Riyadh Agreement” postponed for Protocol arrangement

The signing of "Riyadh Agreement"

The Yemeni government attributed the postponement of the final signing of the Riyadh agreement, which was scheduled on Thursday with the Southern Transitional Council, to “protocol arrangements”, in addition to the desire of Saudi Arabia to meet with various components and personalities of the south in order to unify efforts.

Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar al-Iryani said in tweets published on Thursday evening on his Twitter page that the initialling of the Riyadh agreement took place last week, and that what is currently happening is a protocol arrangement, in addition to the desire of the brothers in the Kingdom to meet with various components. The southern figures are keen to join forces. “

He also stressed that “there is no truth to some media trumpets about the obstruction or refusal of the government to sign the Riyadh agreement with the aim of mixing papers, and offend the positions of the government and misleading public opinion.”

Al-Iryani renewed “the government’s call to deal constructively with the agreement .He praised the Kingdom’s continued extraordinary efforts to gather the word of Yemenis and unify their efforts in the battle to restore the state and overthrow the coup, considering it “a practical embodiment of Saudi diplomacy and its constructive and leading role in Yemen and the region.”

Informed sources said earlier that the signing of the Riyadh agreement between the legitimate government and the transitional council will be on (Thursday) in the Saudi capital, in the presence of an official from the leadership of the Alliance for the support of legitimacy, President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of the Transitional Council Aidrous al-Zubaidi, UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and advisers President Hadi.

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The Riyadh agreement to be hold today

The Riyadh agreement to be hold today

A Yemeni government source said that the “Riyadh agreement” between the government and the southern transitional council is likely to be signed on Thursday.

The agreement affirmed the commitment of both sides to activate all state institutions, and reorganize the armed forces under the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, and its security counterpart under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior.

The agreement addresses a crisis that began with the control of the “security belt” of the Transitional Council in August, on most of the joints of the state in the province of Aden (south),

Since 2015, the coalition has been conducting military operations in Yemen in support of government forces in the face of Iranian-backed Houthis controlling northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa, since 2014.

A government source revealed the most important items in the draft agreement, which is expected to be signed on Thursday evening in the Saudi capital, including:Commitment to the full citizenship rights of all the Yemeni people, and renounce sectarian and regional discrimination and division.

Stop all offensive media campaigns between the parties

Unite efforts under the leadership of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy, to end the Iranian-backed Houthi coup, and to confront the organizations of “Al Qaeda” .

Form a committee under the supervision of the Arab Alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, to follow up and implement the provisions of the agreement and its annexes.The right of the Southern Transitional Council to participate in the government delegation for consultations on the final political solution.Upon signing the agreement, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi directs all state agencies to implement the agreement.

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Gargash Praises Saudi efforts in Yemen and calls on focusing in confronting Houthi

Houthi threats to humanitarian organizations and UN missions

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, praised the efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia to reach the “Riyadh Agreement” aimed at unifying Yemen in the face of the Houthi coup.

In a tweet through his official account, Gargash called for focusing on confronting the Houthi coup and its aggression, pointing out that Yemen through the Riyadh agreement is on the verge of a new phase.

Gargash wrote: “ The relentless efforts and good efforts of our brothers in Saudi Arabia to implement (the Riyadh Agreement) and unify the Yemeni ranks is historic, it is important to focus on facing the Houthi coup.

Yemen through this agreement is coming to a new stage, its success is linked to commitment and the unification of priorities and objectives. ”

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Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council agrees for a deal

Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council agrees for a deal

An informed Saudi source said that an agreement was reached between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The agreement provides for the formation of a competent government of 24 ministers equally between the southern and northern governorates, as well as the return of the current prime minister to Aden to activate all state institutions.

The Riyadh agreement also includes the re-arrangement of military and security forces in the southern provinces, with the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen oversee a joint committee to implement it.

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