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 United Nations has warned of the accelerating collapse of basic services in Yemen due to the aggression, siege and fighting which was described as “devastating.”
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes van der Klaauw said in a press conference in Cairo that the current estimations indicate that more than 14 million people in Yemen cannot get sufficient health care.
He noted that 20 governorates, out of 22 governorates, are affected and that about 2.3 million people were forced to leave their homes which created a deteriorating and desperate humanitarian situation over the past seven months, stressing the importance of promptly finding out a political solution before it is over.
The UN official said that 3 million children and women are in need for medication because of malnutrition while 1.8 million children are deprived of schooling since March.
Klaauw pointed out the increasing deterioration of the basic services as a direct result of the dispute and the lack of necessary supplies to pay salaries or to cover maintenance costs.
Oxfam welcomed on Friday the changing of the British policy on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used in its aggression against Yemen.
The Oxfam emphasized citizens are in the fire line not only because of weapons, but also of the siege imposed on Yemen which affected its main services and economy.
Josephine Hatton, director of the Middle East program at Oxfam, said in a statement the organization welcomed the alteration of the British attitude towards the denial of Saudi Arabia in targeting citizens in its airstrikes against Yemen, and insisting to conduct serious investigations in that regard.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond called on Thursday to carry out a serious investigation on the Saudi air raids against Yemen.
In an interview with the BBC, Hammond said the denial of Saudi in targeting citizens by its airstrikes against Yemen since March is not enough, serious investigations must been conducted in that regard.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ibb University, a security source said.
"The explosion did not cause any casualties," the source said, noting that the suicide bomber detonated himself before he was arrested by the security men, who noticed he was wearing an explosive belt.
The Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) organization said on Monday that thousands of Yemeni people still incapable to receive medical care because of the absence of transportation means and closing the health facilities.
In its statement, the MSF said many of health facilities have totally or partly been destroyed as a result of the airstrikes and war in the country.
MOSCOW– Russia affirmed on Saturday its support to the exerted efforts to hold a new talks' round on the Yemeni crisis and with the participation of the various sides.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, in its statement issued Saturday, it is important to do all the possible efforts in order to end violence in Yemen and reach peace all over the country via implementing dialogue gathering all the Yemeni political powers.