| 10 December 2023, Sunday |

Yemen stresses role of consultations and reconciliation commission in backing presidential council

Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council Dr. Rashad al-Alimi stressed the importance of the Consultations and Reconciliation Commission in supporting the council.


Official sources said al-Alimi and PLC member Aidarous al-Zubaidi met with head of the commission, Mohammed al-Ghaithi and his deputies Abdul Malik al-Mikhlafi, Sakhr al-Wajeeh, Jameela Ali Raja and Akram al-Aamiri in Aden on Sunday.


Talks focused on activating the role of the commission in supporting the PLC and efforts to consolidate the current national consensus, unity of ranks and desired partnership on all levels, reported the state news agency Saba.


They covered the developments in Yemen and the needed efforts to garner all forces and national components to achieve the goal of restoring the state, peace and stability.


The sources said the head of the commission stressed his support for the decisions taken by the council, the reforms tied to the transitional process and commitment to national, regional and international agreements.


The 50-member commission was formed as part of the PLC and it represents all segments of Yemeni society.


Prior to meeting with the commission, al-Alimi had met with the parliament speaker, lawmakers and the heads of various parliamentary committees to brief them on the PLC’s work since its formation in April.


Al-Alimi stressed the council’s determination to fulfill all the demands of the transitional period and confront all challenges and obstacles, stressing the priority to bolster security and stability in Aden and liberated provinces.


He underscored the commitment to reforming services and institutional sectors.


He hailed the role played by the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, rejecting any offense to it.


The coalition should be praised and respected for the sacrifices it has made for Yemen, he stated.


The meeting between al-Alimi and the parliament also tackled efforts to hold legislative sessions in the interim capital Aden.


The parliament had last convened in Aden in April to swear in the PLC.


Prior to that, the legislature had last met in Saiyoun city in Hadhramaut three years ago.


Efforts are underway for parliament to convene in Aden as part of the measures to activate the role of constitutional institutions so that they can support the PLC and government in confronting the Iran-backed Houthi militias.


Al-Alimi revealed that al-Zubaidi has been appointed as head of the higher financial resources committee that oversees all revenues generated at state ports and land, air and border crossings and from oil and other resources.


Moreover, he criticized internal disputes between the military and security and national forces, saying they should overcome their differences and aim their weapons at the common enemy, the Houthis.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat