STC Presidium Commends Heroism of the Southern Armed Forces Against Houthi Attacks on Bayhan Front

The Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) held its periodic meeting today, Thursday, chaired by Mr. Ali Abdullah Al-Kathiri, Acting President of the STC and Chairman of the National Assembly.

In the beginning of its meeting, the Presidium stood before the military developments on the fronts with the Houthi militia west of Shabwa Governorate (Bayhan Front), commending the heroics of the valiant southern armed forces in countering the ongoing Houthi attacks on their picketed positions and curbing the attempts of the militia elements to infiltrate and advance, noting in this regard that these Houthi attacks and attempts to advance are crystal clear evidence of this militia’s insistence on halting peace efforts and the peace process.

Then, the Presidium discussed a report submitted by the National Assembly, the Council of Advisors, and the Preparatory Committee for the convening of the House of Commons, lauding the distinguished organizational procedures that accompanied the conduct of the House of Commons meeting, the first session of the Assembly for the year 2024, and the founding meeting of the Council of Advisors, stressing the necessity of continuing to work at this well-organized level in any upcoming events.

Likewise, the Presidium praised the contents of the political speech delivered by President Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi at the opening of the meeting of the House of Commons, in which his excellency outlined the STC’s position on the peace process, the Council’s directions for dealing with it, as well as the work orientations required of the STC’s leaders and staff to deal with the public situation in all aspects and the peace process in its various phases.

Similarly, the Presidium highlighted the importance of the visits abroad of the President of the STC, which aim to meet with regional and international decision makers, leaders, officials, and actors in affairs of the South and the region, to strengthen the position of the South and its role in the peace process, and to avoid the negative impacts resulting from threatening international navigation in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb, and the Gulf of Aden and its implications on the national security of the South and the countries of the region in general.

Furthermore, the Presidium discussed a report submitted by the Training and Qualification Commission (TQC) on its performance for the second half of last year (2023), praising the efforts made by the TQC to enhance the capabilities of the STC's staff and members of civil society organizations and stressing the importance of continuing coordination with the various bodies of the STC to develop and improve the performance of the staff in the work-related areas of each body.

At the end of its meeting, the Presidium touched on a range of Arab and international developments related to the affairs of the South, in addition to a variety of topics related to the work of the central and local bodies of the STC, and took the appropriate measures.