The closing meeting of the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission in Aden, March 8, 2023 (South24 Center)

Aden: The CRC Approves 3 Important Documents


Wed, 08-03-2023 01:27 PM, Aden

Aden (South24)

The Consultation and Reconciliation Commission supporting Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) in Yemen concluded today its physical meetings in Aden, which lasted for two weeks.

The body, which is consists of members of bodies within the internationally recognized government, announced the approval of 3 important documents, including the commission's rules of procedure.

The Commission approved the "General Framework for the Political Vision for the Comprehensive Peace Process" document, and the "Principles of Reconciliation between the legitimate political forces and components" document.

In the closing meeting, which was attended by "South24 Center", the head of the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission, Mohammad Al-Ghaithi, called for joint action between Southerners and Northerners.

The closing meeting of the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission in Aden, March 8, 2023 (South24 Center)

"Let us assume the responsibility that bears us towards recognizing each other, respecting our legitimate aspirations, and understanding common threats," Al-Ghaithi said.

He added, "The stage requires joint action that leads us to a just peace, whose principle is the liberation of North and respect for the will of the people of South."

Al-Ghaithi explained the content of the three documents. He said that the first document regulates the work of the body he heads until the approval of the draft rules regulating the work of the PLC and its affiliated bodies.

Regarding the second document, "The General Framework for the Comprehensive Peace Vision," he said that it represents "the vision of the PLC for the peace process in Yemen and the terms of reference for the negotiation process."

Al-Ghaithi mentioned the new references, such as the Riyadh Agreement, the Riyadh consultations sponsored by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the power transfer announcement to the PLC.

He also referred to previous references that the Houthis "turned against," such as the national dialogue, the Gulf initiative, and UN resolutions on Yemen.

Al-Ghaithi explained that the third document, "Principles of Reconciliation between the legitimate political forces and components," included 11 principles to support the common space for all.

He referred to the endorsement of the principle of recognizing the issue of South as "a just and pivotal political issue, and commitment to what was stated in this regard in the Riyadh Agreement."

He pointed to other principles such as uniting the ranks, activating government institutions, calming the media, supporting the fight against terrorism, and strengthening relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Al-Ghaithi said that the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission supports the lifting of sanctions on "legal persons" who support the legitimate government and oppose the Houthis.

Last February, the UN Security Council approved the extension of sanctions against Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the Houthis and his son, Ahmed who resides in the UAE.
In a related context, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met yesterday with the PLC's Chairman Rashad Al-Alimi and few members of the PLC.

Saba agency said that Rashad Al-Alimi, Abdullah Al-Alimi, Sultan Al-Arada, Othman Majaali and Faraj Al-Bahsani met Bin Salman in Riyadh to discuss developments in the situation.

Other PLC members including Aidrous Al-Zubaidi, Abdul Rahman Al-Mahrami and Tariq Saleh were absent from the meeting.

Saudi SPA agency said that the meeting affirmed the kingdom's continued support for the PLC and the Yemeni government and all efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.

In a meeting today with the European Union (EU) ambassador to Yemen, STC President Aidrous Al-Zubaidi stressed the centrality of South Issue in any solution.

According to STC media, Al-Zubaidi discussed with the EU ambassador the support to the PLC and the economic situation.

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