Both countries denounce distortion campaigns targeting the UAE, stressing continuation of their efforts in Yemen

Saudi-UAE committee to stabilize ceasefire south Yemen

2019-08-26 | Since 5 Month

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A joint Saudi-Emirati committee is set to begin Monday to stabilize the ceasefire in Shabwa and Abyan governorates and complete procedures in Aden, southern Yemen.

The spokesman of the Arab coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that "the leadership of the joint forces of the coalition formed a joint committee (Saudi-UAE) begin Monday to work to address the events and stabilize the ceasefire in Shabwa, Abyan, and complete all efforts and procedures in Aden Governorate ".

In a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), al-Maliki stressed the need for the commitment of all parties in Shabwa province to continue the ceasefire and maintain the calm.

He called on "all parties and components to arbitrate reason and give priority to the national interest

And not to allow those who are trapped in Yemen and its people, such as the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia and other terrorist organizations who have fueled sedition and are trying to sow chaos. "

In a joint statement run early on Monday, the governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE urged all parties to cooperate with the joint committee to achieve disengagement and redeployment of troops as part of the coalition's military efforts.

The statement, issued by the foreign ministries of both countries, called for quick engagement in the dialogue that Saudi Arabia called to address the causes and repercussions of the events in some southern provinces.

Both countries denounce distortion campaigns targeting the UAE, stressing continuation of their efforts in Yemen

It also stressed that both countries would continue their political, military, humanitarian and development work as part of the coalition efforts to preserve the interests of the Yemeni people and deter the Iran-aligned Houthi militia.

"Both countries reaffirm their keenness to preserve the Yemeni state and the interests, security, stability, independence and territorial integrity of the Yemeni people under the leadership of the legitimate president of Yemen, and to counter the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia and other terrorist organizations," the statement said.

On August 10, the Emirati-backed separatist STC's forces seized full control over the Yemeni southern port city of Aden, seat of the official government, following violent clashes with official army that left 40 people killed and 260 others injured, according to UN release seizure of Aden.

The Yemeni legitimate government dismissed the STC seizure as another coup in Aden, following the Houthi coup in Sana'a, holding the UAE and STC responsible for ramifications.

On the same day, the Saudi-led coalition called on the STC to pull back its forces from positions its forces seized last Saturday, and threatened to "use military force."

Riyadh called for immediate dialogue in the kingdom between Yemeni government and the STC.

While they quit some government civil offices, STC troops rejected withdrawal from military camps and security sites.

Southern separatists have exploited Yemen's war to enhance their presence in the south, backed by the UAE that helped the STC establishment in May 2017 to consist of bodies calling for separation, but also trained and armed local forces under STC command.

The STC claims to be representative for Yemeni southerners and seeks to impose control over all the south, but it is not fully supported by people there.



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