almotamar.net - The European Union has said the success of the National Dialogue in Yemen "has set an example in the region" of an inclusive consultation process open to all and aimed at responding to the aspirations of the people.
The EU Foreign Affairs Council after a meeting on Monday in a statement said "this has closed an essential phase in Yemen's transition, implemented on the basis of the 2011 Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative.
"The country now has to focus on the subsequent steps of the constituent phase, which includes drafting a new constitution which preserves the unity, sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Yemen," it said.
The EU, however, reiterated its growing concern about the deteriorating security situation in Yemen and that more than half of the population is affected by the humanitarian crises and in need of some form of assistance.
In a separate statement, the Council congratulated Tunisia on its adoption of its new democratic constitution and reiterated its support for the transition process and to help Tunisia in preparing for its upcoming elections.
"The stakeholders of Tunisian society have managed to react positively to internal political challenges and to take the initiative to implement a national dialogue tailored to its particular circumstances," it added.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.