The Assistant Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, Mr. Fadl Mohammad Al-Jaadi, received on Monday, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in the capital, Aden, Mr. Fadi Al-Mayoushi, the Acting Director of the Office of the Special UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths.
The meeting discussed developments in the south in general and in the capital, Aden, in particular, in which Al-Jaadi affirmed in the meeting that the Southern Transitional Council is endeavoring to work on everything that would achieve security and peace in the country, reaffirming the Transitional Council’s commitment to the Riyadh Agreement and the implementation of all its provisions, as well as the implementation of the ceasefire agreement that the Council is committed to implement while the other parties that are still not committed to it and its escalations and violations continue despite the presence of the monitoring committee of the Coalition.
Al-Jaadi pointed out that the council respects the agreements and exercises restraint to confirm its supportive stance towards achieving peace, noting to the need to deal seriously with the parties that violate the ceasefire, whatever it is, so that matters do not get out of control, which may lead to unfortunate consequences, noting that the Transitional Council has comprehensive monitoring of all these violations.
The meeting reviewed what the south and the capital Aden are suffering of, and the crises that the southerners are exposed to due to the deterioration of services, the high prices of fuel and food commodities, and not paying the salaries and financial dues, especially for the southern military, and the impact of all of this on the citizens and their livelihood.
For his part, Al-Mayoshi expressed his gratitude for this meeting, expressing his understanding of the difficulty of what the south suffers of in the extent of poor services, high prices, lack of fuel and other difficulties, indicating that the international envoy had indicated in his briefing about the situation in the south.
Al-Mayoshi stressed that services must be provided by the responsible authorities to the citizens away from political skirmishes, expressing his fear that services will be used as ways to achieve political gains, stressing that all efforts should be made to find solutions to what the south is going through.