Yemen: UN envoy reports deal reached to resolve current crisis in country

20 September 2014

The United Nations envoy in Yemen announced today that an agreement has been reached, following intense consultations with all the political parties, including Ansarallah, to resolve the current crisis based on the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

In a statement from his Office, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, said preparations are currently underway for the signing of the agreement, which “shall be a national document that will advance the path of peaceful change, and will lay the foundations for national partnership and for security and stability in the country.”

Mr. Benomar underscored that the Yemenis have long suffered from violence and fighting. He regretted the continuing bloodshed, especially following the consensus over the historic outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

In the statement, the Special Adviser reiterated that the time has now come to overcome narrow interests and that the higher national interest should prevail. He stressed for the need to work responsibly in order to implement the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and to build the new state agreed upon by the Yemenis.

Yemen has recently emerged from a complex UN-backed transition, but the past few months have been marked by violence and unrest in some parts of the country. According to press reports, Sana'a has been gripped by rival protests since last week as pro- and anti-Government demonstrators have faced off throughout the city.

 

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