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Riyadh Consultations … Unique Roadmap to Peace

By : Raga’a Shawkat

The Yemeni-Yemeni consultations sessions under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council concluded in Riyadh, March 29 until April 7, 2022, which aimed at reconciling fire, addressing humanitarian challenges, opening safe corridors, and drawing a road map for the transition from war and disintegration to stability and peace.

The consultations were based on six pillars, these pillars are (military, humanitarian, economic, administrative, political, and social recovery).

International Welcome

A spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Stephane Dujarric, urged all parties to engage positively and without preconditions with the Special Envoy, Hans Grundberg, and his efforts to mediate to reach a comprehensive settlement of the conflict.

 Hans stressed that cooperation with regional organizations will contribute to solving the crisis, adding, “We need all possible support to reach a comprehensive solution.”

As the US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking announced that his country supports the parties in reaching a comprehensive solution and that the Riyadh consultations represent an international commitment that values the support of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Yemen.

The Swedish Special Envoy to Yemen Peter Semneby also stressed that the current consultations are the largest of their kind since the start of the crisis and should be an opportunity to discuss all solutions.

Arab Optimism for unity & harmony

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Nayef Al-Hajraf, called for the disavowal of division and animosity in agreement to actively contribute to achieving national consensus to crystallize a map for Yemen’s stable future.

 The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council stressed that reconciliation is the title of the consultations, and a state of consensus prevails among all representatives of the Yemeni people, adding (that everyone is optimistic and there is no room for apprehension).

The Secretary-General stressed that there is no solution to the problem, which is decided by the people of Yemen and for the sake of Yemen.

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