The Office of the General Department of Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council in the United Kingdom " Britain", organized by video call, on Saturday, an expanded meeting of the Council's bodies in the United Kingdom, to inform them about the latest developments related to the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, in the presence of the Head of the General Department for Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council, Dr. Aidaroos Al-Naqeeb. .
The meeting started with a welcoming speech by Dr. Saleh Mohsen Al-Hajj, Director of the Department Office in the United Kingdom, in which he welcomed everyone and congratulated them on the occasion of the arrival of the new year, stressing that the leadership of the Southern Transitional Council is keen to communicate with the Council's bases to inform them about the latest developments in the political situation on the national arena.
After that, Dr. Aidaroos Al-Naqeeb delivered a detailed explanation of the processes related to the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement and the declaration of the power-sharing government, and what has been achieved by the negotiating delegation in Riyadh.
Al-Naqeeb affirmed: The Southern Transitional Council is keen on preserving southern blood and souls by avoiding war and south-south confrontations, and on alleviating the suffering of southerners as a result of service wars, starvation, and siege that they have been suffering from since 2015 after defeating the coup project and push them out of Aden and all of the south. These reasons were sufficient for the leadership of the Southern Transitional Council to sign the Riyadh Agreement and participate in the government of power-sharing between the south and the north.
Dr. Aidaroos indicated that the acceptance of the Southern Transitional Council to participate in the government of power-sharing is not a strategic goal of the Transitional Council and the southern people, but it is an important step on the road to establish the southern right because the strategic goal of the southern people, with the Transitional Council at its forefront, is to reach the full restoration of the Southern state, on Southern land within the limits of May 21, 1990.
Al-Naqeeb stressed that the benefits expected from the power-sharing government in the next stage are to improve the level of services, alleviate the suffering of the people of the south, and take economic measures to restore respect to the national currency, maintain security, combat terrorism, and confront Houthi attacks on the borders of the south.
The head of the General Department for Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council concluded his speech by emphasizing that the southern security forces and the southern armed forces are the ones who today manage the security file in the capital, Aden and the rest of the southern governorates, in partnership with the local security services in the governorates, and that all armed forces affiliated with the government will all go to the fronts to confront the Iranian-backed Houthi coup forces, as the common enemy.
Then discussion started, and it was managed by Nasr Al-Eisaei, member of the Department, in which the leaders of the Southern Transitional Council bodies in Britain participated, by presenting their interventions, inquiries and questions about the course of implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, the announcement of the power-sharing government between the south and the north, and the outcomes of the southern national cause.
Dr. Aidaroos Al-Naqeeb and Dr. Saleh Mohsen Al-Haj responded to the inquiries and observations of the attendees, confirming that the Southern Transitional Council signed the Riyadh Agreement and began to implement it, and has moved the southern issue to an advanced stage at the regional and international levels, on the road to restoring the southern state, and that the Riyadh Agreement is an interim agreement, until a comprehensive solution to the crisis in the Yemeni side is reached, in which the southern issue and the Southern Transitional Council will be strongly present at the negotiating table and peace tracks led by the United Nations.
On their part, the leaders participating in the meeting expressed their confidence in the leadership of the Southern Transitional Council and the negotiating delegation, and thanked them ,expressing their great appreciation for their efforts.
The meeting was attended from the General Department of Foreign Affairs, by Mohammad Al-Sahmi, Deputy Director of Britain Office, and members of the office, Saleh Al-Nood and Adel Mutlaq.