Yemeni infighting parties in Aden reach de-escalation deal

Aden (Debriefer)
2020-04-20 | Since 1 Week

De-escalation deal reached in Aden

The Yemeni internationally-recognized government and the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) have reached a deal ceasing the military escalation in the southern port city of Aden, spokesman for the mediation committee said Monday.
"Negotiations and efforts exerted by the mediation committee have led to successful cessation and military de-escalation," Colonel Ali Mansour Miqrat added on Facebook, "after the situation was about to explode" between the infighting parties.
The two parties "discussed mechanism for implementing the Riyadh Agreement to avoid military battles that would weaken their capacities for the benefit of the Houthis."
They inked pledge to implement provisions of "the Riyadh Agreement and help accelerate its application in order to reverse infighting and focus on how to end the coup in Sana'a.
"Cessation mediation [committee] will continue their mission until the application" of this recent deal actually begins, Miqrat assured.
On Sunday, representatives for both the Yemeni government and STC held a meeting in the Aden-based coalition headquarters, in the presence of coalition troops' commander, Mujahid al-Otaibi.
On 5 November 2019, the Saudi-brokered Riyadh Agreement was inked by the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed STC in Riyadh.
The power-sharing deal provides for the government to return to Aden and the STC be given portfolios and its unofficial armed units integrated in defense and interior ministries.
But most of the pact's terms have yet to be fulfilled, amid blames traded by parties.

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