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Yemeni Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: Leadership Council to Exercise Duties from Inside Yemen

Yemeni Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: Leadership Council to Exercise Duties from Inside Yemen

Tuesday, 12 April, 2022 - 07:45
Yemenis displaced by the conflict, receive food aid and supplies to meet their basic needs, at a camp in Hays district in the war-ravaged western province of Hodeidah on March 29, 2022. (AFP)

Preparations are underway for the return of all members of the Presidential Leadership Council, government and parliament to Yemen, a senior Yemeni official told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The newly founded Council will be sworn in before parliament and will assume its duties inside Yemen, the official added.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said: “There are preparations for the return of the president, the Council, parliament and the advisory body to Yemen so that they can take the oath at home.”

Brigadier-General Tariq Saleh, Vice-Chairman of the Council, spoke of a consensus on the decision to return the government and the Council to work in liberated Yemeni governorates, and closely monitor developments in the field.

The smooth transition of power establishes a new phase in the history of Yemen, especially since the Council includes national leaders united by one goal, which is to end the coup and restore hijacked state institutions, explained Saleh.

Leader of the Southern Transitional Council and Vice-Chairman of the Leadership Council Aidarus al-Zoubaidi confirmed that Aden will be the capital of all Yemenis and a starting point for the liberation and restoration of all of Yemen.

“We have before us a fateful stage and a historic enemy,” stressed al-Zoubaidi.

Speaking to a crowd of Yemeni media professionals who partook in the intra-Yemeni consultations that were held in Riyadh earlier this month he noted the talks were “highly successful and they produced honorable results that exceeded expectations, and will lead to a new roadmap.”

“We are soldiers on one front and battle until the transitional period ends, and then democracy will have its say,” remarked al-Zoubaidi.

He also called for unifying the media discourse against the Houthi militias and their Iranian agenda.

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