Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince announced the power- sharing deal with Yemen.
According to the Saudi state television, Prince Muhammed bin Salman announced the deal of power-sharing between Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council on Tuesday.
The agreement was jointly signed in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Yemeni President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi and General Aidrous Al Zoubaidi, the leader of the Southern Transitional Council, Nizar Haitham, an STC spokesperson.
STC spokesperson said, “Signing the agreement, which is the fruit of long and relentless efforts exerted by our brothers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will be a turning point in the battle against the Houthi militia and a new stage towards strengthening relations between the Arab Coalition and the STC,”
The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, congratulated the both countries on the deal.
“The signing of this agreement is an important step for our collective efforts to advance a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Yemen,” Mr Martin Griffiths stated.
Special Envoy for #Yemen Griffiths congratulates the Government of Yemen & the Southern Transitional Council on the "Riyadh agreement", says it is 'an important step for our collective efforts to advance a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Yemen'. https://t.co/MEKlcDcYPU pic.twitter.com/rth8KAD6H6
— @OSE_Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) November 5, 2019
Yemeni Minister of Information Moamar Al Eryani praised Saudi Arabia’s role in reaching a deal.
“We highly appreciate the relentless efforts of our brothers in KSA to accomplish the agreement and work to unite the Yemenis against challenges, especially the Iranian threat and its proxy Houthis,” Yemeni Minister of Information wrote on Twitter.
Vice Minister of Defense also tweeted,
يأتي اتفاق الرياض تتويجاً لجهود المملكة التي قادها سمو سيدي ولي العهد لتحقيق الأمن والاستقرار وصناعة السلام والتنمية في اليمن.
— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) November 5, 2019
While Minister of Information and a member of the Advisory Board of Asian Youth Council (AYC) also shared this on micro blogging website, twitter
نثمن الجهود الاستثنائية التي بذلها الأشقاء في #السعودية في رعاية لقاءات جدة والرياض وما تمخض عنها من اتفاق يحقن دماء اليمنيين ويعزز وحدة الصف الوطني لاستعادة الدولة وإنهاء التدخل الإيراني ومكافحة الارهاب، وكل ما قدموه ويقدموه لنجده ومساندة اخوانهم في اليمن#اتفاق_الرياض pic.twitter.com/SYUcQWsFT8
— معمر الإرياني (@ERYANIM) November 5, 2019
Be clear that Prime Minister of Yemen Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr led the cabinet meeting on Monday.