Almotamar.net - Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Tuesday that the February 21 presidential election is the perfect solution to the political crisis that was about to be shifted to a civil war.
Hadi made the statement at the launching ceremony of the campaign for the early presidential election scheduled for February 21 with the participation of a number of members of Parliament and Shura councils, political party's leaders, senior military and security officers and foreign ambassadors to Yemen.
Hadi asserted that the goal of the ceremony is to send a message of hope to the Yemeni people that "the wheel of change has begun to spin".
"The Gulf initiative, we have agreed upon, has become a legitimate umbrella for all signed parties" he said, stressing that all signatories should keep commitment to implementing all its terms.
The Yemeni people's inability to endure much more of the crisis, the political partners' confidence of the necessity to end it, and the regional and international determination to help Yemen in this regard are the reasons that make me sure to overcome the days - might be difficult - prior to the election, the VP said, stressing that Yemen has exceeded the toughest stage.
"We are determined to overcome our plight through an open dialogue to restore the natural context of the crisis away from terrorism, extremism, corruption and tendencies of regionalism and racism", he said.
The coming change will be based on the national conference for dialogue, I will call for being convened after the presidential election.
Hadi affirmed that no one either inside or outside Yemen would be excluded from the dialogue and all issues would be on the dialogue table, including issues of southern, Sa'ada and youths' demands.
"We need to be strong and patient and with Allah's help we will move Yemen from the current situation to a new development stage and adopt a strategy for implementing reforms to take Yemen to the threshold of the 21st century", Hadi said.
Hadi called on the brotherly and friendly countries as well as ambassadors in Yemen to complete their noble task not only to hold the election successfully but also in the country's stability and development.
The Executive Unit to manage camps of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) organized on Thursday a workshop on the announcement of stopping food aid for IDPs and finding other projects in their return areas.
The workshop aimed to educate the IDPs on halting the monthly food rations they were receiving from the UNHCR and international organizations, especially after the war had stopped in Abyan and Saada provinces and they can now return to their homes.
Ahmad al-Kohlani, head of the executive unit, praised the international organizations' role in helping IDPs throughout their displacement period through offering food aid and health and educational services.
The UNHCR spokeswoman confirmed that donors halted providing their aid after the return of IDPs to their homes from the displacement areas.
The internal displacement is one of large and complex issues and should be addressed by the Yemeni government with the support of UNHCR and other international organizations, she added.
The UN Security Council adopted on Tuesday a unanimous Resolution No. (2204) extending sanctions on individuals and entities involved in acts threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen which reflects
The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday.
One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying.
The General Secretariat of the Arab League said the latest developments in Yemen will be discussed within the agenda of the 143rd session of the League's Ministerial Council next month.
"It was agreed to discuss the latest developments in Yemen within the agenda of the regular session of the Arab League Council at the level of Arab foreign ministers to be held in March 09 - 10 in Cairo", Arab League's Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Ahmed Ben Helli said in a press statement on Sunday.
The UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen Affairs Jamal Benomar has announced that the political parties reached progress in the dialogue in preparation for a comprehensive dialogue.
Benomar said that the political powers had agreed on the form of the legislative power for the transitional period to ensure participation of all components which were not included in the current parliament.
Russia called on Thursday Yemen's political parties to work as hard as possible to reach an agreement of the current impasse in Yemen.
All political powers did not relinquish the dialogue on forming new State's institutions, despite continuing the current crisis in Yemen," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters.
He urged all political parties to speed up negotiations and show maximum flexibility in order to reach a settlement and implement the Security Council resolution 2201.
The Arab Parliament affirmed its absolute rejection of any foreign interference in Yemen internal affairs, warning that that will lead to the aggravation of the situation in the country.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Arab Parliament called on all Yemeni political parties to quickly reach a peaceful solution to the current impasse to maintain Yemen's unity and its territorial integrity.
Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Yemen Jamal Benomar returned to Sana'a on Saturday.
During the visit, Benomar would meet with the political parties and components to discuss ways to overcome the current challenges facing Yemen and steps to complete the transition period and implement the National Dialogue Conference outcomes
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Friday parties of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement (PNPA) in Yemen to overcome the current impasse and implement the National Dialogue Conference (NDC)'s outcomes.
Ki-moon letter reminds heads of parties of the “tremendous burden and responsibility” they have to steer Yemen through what he described as a “challenging period.”, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq said in a statement published by the United Nations News Center and read in the Capital by his Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar