Almotamar.net - The General People Congress (GPC)'s general committee discussed on Wednesday several ideas pertaining to a mechanism in accord with the constitution to carry out the Gulf initiative.
In its extraordinary meeting chaired by Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the GPC's general committee asserted that the implementation of the Gulf initiative should assure achieving its goals, which are:
- The solution should lead to maintain the unity, security and stability of Yemen.
- It should meet with the ambitions of the Yemeni people of change and reform.
- The transfer of powers should be carried out in smooth and safe way via a national concord to keep Yemen away from anarchy and violence.
- All parts have to abide by eliminating all elements of political and security tension.
- All parts have to abide by stopping all forms of revenge and prosecution via guarantees.
After reaching an agreement on the mechanism, President Ali Abdullah Saleh will issue a decree to authorize the Vice President with requisite constitutional powers to conduct a dialogue with the parts singed the initiative on the timeframe and follow-up of the mechanism's implementation under a regional and international auspice and to assure holding an early presidential election.
The GPC general committee called on the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and its partners to take part in the dialogue as soon as possible and to end the division in the military establishments.
The committee also demanded the security bodies to declare the findings of the investigation of the presidential palace mosque attack, which is almost completed as Vice President said.
During the meeting, the Vice President indicated to the decisions adopted to enhance the political and security performance, reviewing the practical steps taken in some governorates to overcome the difficulties hindering the supplies access to the citizens.
Hadi stressed to avoid complexity or delay, saying they always lead to failure.
The meeting has touched on the essential requirements to end the ongoing crisis safely.
The general committee voted unanimously for the statement issued by the end of its two-day meetings
Ali Abdullah Saleh, chairman of the General People's Congress (GPC), received Mr. Sidrek Shafaizer, Chief of the International Committee Mission of the Red Cross. The meeting discussed the ICRC humanitarian activities in Yemen in order to provide services in the areas affected by conflict armed.
Shafaizer confirmed that International Committee almost has 250 activist disrupted among many Yemeni governorate like Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Sa'ada, and Dalea.
The number of kidnapped children in Yemen during the last year reached 124, including 105 males and 19 females, Head of Seyaj Organization for childhood protection Ahmed Al-Qershi has said.
Al-Qershi added that most of the abducted children were victims of human trafficking .
In a press conference organized in Sana'a by the Monitoring and Advocating Center in Seyaj on the occasion of launching the first annual report on kidnapping children in Yemen 2013
al-Qershi confirmed that only 19 of children kidnapping cases were reported by their parents.
Safi did not commit any crime that deserved imprisonment. She was only friends with a man in a society that did not believe in that. Since her childhood, she used to have her friend drive her places because she trusted him, and never thought about it. One night, though, his car stalled and he went to repair it. A group of men demanded money from them, otherwise they would call the police and imprison them for immorality. The two friends did not listen, and as a result, Safi found herself in jail.
Safi didn’t face as many problems in prison as she did with society and her family. Once they found out, they left her to face things alone. One year passed, and when she was released, her eyes were filled with tears.
Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Tuesday with director of the GCC office in Sana'a Saad al-Arifi.
During the meeting, they reviewed the ongoing arrangements for the Friends of Yemen next meeting to be held in London on 29 April, as well as the latest developments in the local and international arenas.
Yemen and the US reviewed here on Tuesday aspects of joint cooperation in the telecommunication and information technology fields.
During their meeting, Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Ahmed bin Daghr and Chargé d'affaires of the US embassy Karen Sasahara discussed the possible means of Yemen to benefit from the US telecommunication experiences and technologies.
Anxiety is affecting many Yemeni girls who are groaning under the burden of economic problems, which is one of the primary motivations for child marriage in the country. Mohammed Ali, a father of five daughters, said that he was fired from his job three years ago, and lost the income needed to provide them with a good education and comfortable life.
“I really feel guilty when I accept a marriage proposal for one of my daughters while she is still a child, but nothing is in my hands. Poverty leaves no way in front of me.”
Academic studies say that 52% of Yemeni girls accept marriage in their early years to escape poverty. The study also said that boys are also affected by the phenomenon.
The governments of the UK, Saudi Arabia and Yemen will co-chair the next Friends of Yemen meeting in London on 29 April, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a press release on Monday.
The Friends of Yemen was established in 2010 to co-ordinate international support for Yemen and comprises 39 countries and organisations.
“With the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) earlier this year, Yemen has entered a new stage in its transition towards a constitutional referendum and elections”, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office added.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Sunday at the Presidential Palace sheiks and dignitaries of al-Mahra and Socotra Archipelago provinces.
At the meeting, Hadi indicated to the critical situation Yemen has been experiencing nowadays, which needs as he said all national efforts in order to translate the NDC outcomes on the ground. "Yemen has got out of its crisis fairly and honorable,'' the President said.
He confirmed that the cooperation by the international community averted Yemen from dragging into several risks and dangers based on the expending the responsibility, wealth, and power under a new federal system which would achieve justice and fair.