Dr. Nasser Al-Khobaji, member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, head of the Negotiations Affairs Unit, received at his residence in the capital Riyadh, the political and economic official of the US Embassy in Yemen, Mr. Christopher Deutch.
The meeting discussed the process of implementing the Riyadh Agreement, and the priority of forming the government and transferring forces to the fronts.
Dr. Al-Khobaji warned of the danger of the return of terrorist elements to the governorates of Shabwa and Abyan, after the efforts to destroy the Shabwani Elite Forces and the Security Belt, noting the active role that the southern forces, led by the Southern Transitional Council, have played in the framework of combating terrorism and securing the international maritime passage in Bab al-Mandab and along the southern coasts, hoping that the American side will play an active role in strengthening the role of the Transitional Council in combating terrorism, in a way that serves international peace and security.
Dr. Al-Khobaji emphasized on the pivotal pioneering role of the Arab coalition countries led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, expressing his thanks for the great efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to implement the Riyadh Agreement.
Al-Khobaji also stressed on the effective partnership of the United States of America in combating terrorism, with all forces that reject terrorism in the region, foremost of which is the Southern Transitional Council.
For his part, Mr. Christopher Deutch affirmed the United States' support for the constructive Saudi efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement and to unify efforts to bring peace and confront Iranian expansion in the region.
The meeting was attended by members of the Transitional Council Presidency, Mr. Ali Al Kathiri, Deputy Head of the Negotiations Affairs Unit, and members of the Negotiations Affairs Unit, Mr. Abdulrahman Sheikh, and Eng. Adnan Al-Kaf, and the Deputy Head of the General Department for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Mohammad Al-Ghaithi,, and Mr. Anis Al-Sharafi, Member of the Negotiations Affairs Unit.