STC President Aidrous Al-Zubaidi (South24)

South Yemen on the Verge of a Broad Internal Dialogue, STC Announces


Tue, 21-06-2022 08:16 PM, Aden

Aden (South24)

Early this morning, STC President Aidrous Al-Zubaidi announced steps to arrange the internal components in South Yemen during the coming period.

Al-Zubaidi said, in a speech he delivered at the inauguration ceremony of the fifth session for the National Assembly in Aden: "The time has come for an internal dialogue to translate our joint Southern interest into a national honor charter that is agreed upon with all Southern forces and components."

Senior STC officials (South24)

The National Assembly is the most important body within the structure of the STC which hold control of Aden and large parts of South Yemen and includes representatives of various governorates and districts in South.

About peace in Yemen; Al-Zubaidi said: "We have contributed, and will continue to contribute to peace efforts along with the people in Yemen and we will move toward securing the region's security and the safety of its political, social, economic, security and religious future."

"We will decide how peace be from the ground. The peace we fought for, not the peace that is distant from reality. Our sacrifices will not accept a short peace wrapped in defeat," he added.

The Fifth Session of the STC National Assembly (South24)

Al-Zubaidi also renewed his adherence to restoring the "state of South." He said, "There is no peace except with the return of the state of South, and the return of Yemen to its Arab identity. This is what the recent Riyadh consultations emphasized."

Al-Zubaidi announced his orders to form a "Southern Negotiating Delegation" to represent Southerners "in any future negotiations."

Al-Zubaidi also talked about the "partnership" with the Arab Coalition states [namely Saudi Arabia and the UAE]. He said, "The challenges facing the Coalition countries are challenges that lie before us as well. We will address the challenges and develop their solutions with them."

Al-Zubaidi called on the "Yemeni" forces, components and elites to "construct a serious, real and deep dialogue that addresses the conflict causes in North." He said that maintain and protecting the region, the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab "will be achieved through the stability of South."

The President of the National Assembly, Ahmed Bin Break, also spoke about the Presidential Council and the recent Riyadh consultations.

Bin Break said: "Our participation in the Riyadh consultations aimed to strengthen the Arab Coalition position." He called on the Presidential Council to break free from what he described as the "deep state".

The Fifth Session of the STC National Assembly (STC)

Bin Break considered that the Riyadh consultations represented the "last chance" for consensus and directing efforts against the Houthis.

It is scheduled to conclude the work of the fifth session of the National Assembly tomorrow. According to STC media, the session will discuss a number of important files, including the outcomes of the Riyadh consultations, the Presidential Council, the structure of the STC bodies, and the economic situation.

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