Saudi Arabia offers a mechanism to accelerate work to implement the Riyadh agreement on Yemen

The Saudi Press Agency reported that the Kingdom has provided the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council with a mechanism to accelerate work to implement the Riyadh agreement, while the latter announced its abandonment of self-management.

A Saudi source stated that, "based on the keenness of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to implement the Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council, which was signed on the fifth of November of 2019, and to complement the Kingdom's efforts in achieving security and stability and implementing the Riyadh agreement, the Kingdom has provided the two parties with a mechanism to accelerate the work of the agreement through executive points that include:

The ceasefire and escalation continue between the legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council, which has been in effect since June 22, 2020.

The Southern Transitional Council announced the abandonment of self-administration, the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, and the appointment of a governor and security director for Aden Governorate.

Assigning the Yemeni Prime Minister to form a government of political efficiencies within 30 days.

The exit of the military forces from Aden out of the governorate, separating the forces of the two parties in Abyan, and returning them to their previous positions.

Immediately issue a decision to form members of the government between the North and the South, including the nominated ministers from the Southern Transitional Council, upon completion of this, and to begin their work tasks in Aden and continue to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement in all its points and tracks.

The source added that "work was done to gather the two parties to the agreement in Riyadh, with the active participation of the brothers in the Emirates, indicating that the two sides responded and expressed their agreement to this mechanism and agreed to start work on it, to overcome the existing obstacles and accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh agreement, and to give priority to the interests of the Yemeni people and create the atmosphere for the government to do all its work from Aden, launch the wheel of development in the liberated areas, and push for the paths of ending the Yemeni crisis, foremost of which is the United Nations-sponsored peace path and its envoy to Yemen.

The source stated that "the Kingdom appreciates the fruitful response of the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and the delegations of the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council, which led to these positive results, and at the same time stresses the importance of adhering to what was reached."

In its turn, the Southern Transitional Council in Yemen affirmed the abandonment of the declaration of self-administration "in order to allow the Arab alliance to implement the Riyadh Agreement."

Saudi Arabia offers a mechanism to accelerate work to implement the Riyadh agreement on Yemen.

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