GCC welcomes Riyadh agreement for power-sharing in Yemen

RIYADH, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif Al-Zayani welcomed Tuesday’s signing of the Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council.

In a press statement, Al-Zayani described inking of the Saudi-mediated power-sharing deal as a milestone for preserving Yemen’s security, stability and unity.

The move is also crucial for unifying Yemeni efforts to counter the Houthi militia and restore rule of the legitimate government, he stated.

The GCC chief hailed the sincere efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to reach this historic agreement.

The agreement lays the basis for closer cooperation among the stakeholders to face the rebel Houthi militia.

It stipulates for reinstating the legitimate government in the item capital, Aden, in seven days; merging all military factions into the national army and security forces; forming a national unity government, half of its ministers from northern governorates and the other from southern governorates.

Source: Kuwait News Agency