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Saudi Arabia intermediates to end political conflict in Yemen

By : Marwa Mahmoud

Saudi Arabia presented a proposal to end the dispute between the legitimate Yemeni government and the Transitional Council, according to Reuters.

The agency stated that the Saudi suggestion includes stopping escalation and fighting in Abyan, and abolishing the Transitional Council for Self-Management.

The Saudi suggestion also includes appointing the Yemeni president to a governor and security director in Aden.

The suggestion also included the formation of a new Yemeni government after the redeployment of the two sides’ forces.

According to Reuters, 3 sources revealed that Saudi Arabia proposed a framework for ending the recent confrontation in southern Yemen under the umbrella of the Kingdom-led coalition.

Previous clashes between the legitimate Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council have complicated UN efforts to end the devastating conflict in Yemen and protect the faltering health sector from the Covid-19 epidemic caused by the Corona virus.

In April, the Southern Transitional Council announced self-rule in Aden, the temporary seat of the legitimate Yemeni government, and in other areas in the south, which opened the door to renewed violence.

According to 3 sources familiar with the developments, Riyadh submitted a  suggestion to implement a power-sharing agreement brokered by Riyadh last November, but its implementation faltered.

The suggestion calls for a ceasefire in Abyan governorate and for the southern transitional council to cancel the state of emergency. After that, the Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi is appointed governor and head of security in Aden.

The Yemeni Foreign Minister, Muhammad al-Hadrami, stressed the need to take steps from the Security Council to pressure the Houthis, according to what the Yemen News Agency reported.

He said in a video interview with the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council (America, Britain, Russia, China and France), that the ambassadors stressed the need to implement the Riyadh agreement and make all efforts to restore security and stability to the temporary capital of Aden.