Yemeni UN-Backed Gov’t, Southern Council Sign Agreement For Political Solution

RIYADH, The Yemeni UN-backed government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), signed here on Tuesday, a Saudi-sponsored Riyadh Agreement, Al Arabiya TV reported.

The signing ceremony was attended by Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Yemeni President, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, President of the STC, Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, alongside other Arab and Western officials and ambassadors.

The Saudi crown prince described the agreement as a step towards a political solution to end the war.

The agreement between the two sides, which are united against the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, initiates a new stage of cooperation in the area under their control, he added.

The main points of the deal include the return of the exiled Hadi government to Aden within seven days, the unification of all military formations under the ministries of interior and defence, and the formation of an efficient government made up equally between the north and south of Yemen.

Source: NAM News Network