GCC, OIC Welcome Establishment of Yemen Presidential Leadership Council

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. (SPA)
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. (SPA)
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GCC, OIC Welcome Establishment of Yemen Presidential Leadership Council

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. (SPA)
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. (SPA)

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf welcomed on Friday the announcement by Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi to establish the Presidential Leadership Council.

The council will proceed with the duties of the transitional period. It will assume all powers of the president of the republic in line with the constitution and the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms.

Al-Hajraf stressed the GCC's support to the Presidential Leadership Council as it seeks to achieve security and stability in Yemen.

The council will be led by Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi.

Al-Hajraf hoped the council will succeed in carrying out its national responsibilities, especially at this historical stage, to serve Yemen and its people.

Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha welcomed the establishment of the council.

He hoped the move would contribute to creating conditions to end the fighting in Yemen and supporting negotiations between all Yemeni parties to reach a comprehensive political solution that would achieve peace, security and stability throughout their country.

He hailed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for providing $3 billion in urgent assistance to the Yemeni economy.



Bahrain, Iran Agree to Kick Off Talks to Restore Ties 

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
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Bahrain, Iran Agree to Kick Off Talks to Restore Ties 

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)

Bahrain and Iran agreed on Sunday to set up the required mechanisms to initiate talks between them to discuss the resumption of political relations between them.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani held talks in Tehran on Sunday with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani, reported Bahrain’s state news agency (BNA).

Zayani was in Iran to attend the Asia Cooperation Dialogue meeting at Kani’s invitation.

The FMs held bilateral talks within “the framework of the fraternal historical relations” between Bahrain and Iran and “the bonds of religion, neighborliness, joint history and common interests that connect them,” added BNA.