NSMA Head Discusses Developments in the Situation with Correspondents of Arab and International Agencies and TV Channels

Mr. Salem Thabet Al-Awlaqi, head of the National Southern Media Authority (NSMA) assisting the Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the official spokesman of the STC, met on Tuesday at the headquarters of NSMA in the capital, Aden, with correspondents of Arab and international agencies, TV channels, and newspapers.

The meeting, which was attended by Mr. Mukhtar Al-Yafe'y, the deputy head of NSMA, discussed recent political, military, and security developments and the role of reporters in covering events and exchanging opinions on various topics of local, regional, and international interest.

In the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Al-Awlaqi welcomed the fellow correspondents to meeting again at NSMA, affirming the authority’s keenness to integration and partnership with reporters in keeping pace with developments in light of the threats facing the South and the region, which require general coalescing to confront many political, economic, and military problems.

Al-Awlaqi pointed out that Houthi piracy in the Red Sea not only represents a threat to the process of reviving peace but also poses major risks affecting food security and the economic and living situation, and the high cost of transportation and maritime shipping is only one of the results of the criminal practices of the Houthis against citizens.

In the meeting, Al-Awlaqi highlighted obtaining information like political and field developments from official sources in the STC.

Al-Awlaki listened to the reporters' interventions, which confirmed their constant interaction in covering current events, expressing their appreciation for the headship of NSMA in continuing communication with them to discuss developments and present views and suggestions on various topics of mutual interest to political and media affairs and dealing with the course of events.