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UAE Praises Saudi Efforts in Yemen and Calls for Focus on Confronting Houthi Rebels

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Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:52 GMT

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has praised Saudi Arabia's undertakings to reach the Riyadh Agreement, and to unify the Yemeni efforts, describing it as ‘historic.’

"It is important to focus on confronting the Houthi coup and its aggression," Gargash said in a tweet via his official account on Twitter. "Yemen, through this agreement, is coming to a new stage. Its success is linked to commitment and unification of priorities and objectives."

And informed Saudi sources confirmed to the newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, that the coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, will oversee a joint committee to implement the Riyadh Agreement, which provides for a competent government of 24 ministers to be created, to be shared equally between the southern and northern provinces of the country.

The agreement also provides for the return of the current prime minister to Aden, to activate all state institutions, and work to pay salaries and dues to the military and civilian sectors in the liberated provinces.

The Riyadh Agreement includes the re-arrangement of military and security forces in the southern provinces.

And Yemeni political sources confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat, that Saudi Arabia has made intensive efforts to persuade the Yemeni President, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to approve the outcome of the Jeddah dialogue, which is not yet signed. Among those are the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and the ambassadors of Yemen's peace sponsors.

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