Arab and Gulf countries and organizations welcomed the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council’s swearing-in before the House of Representatives on Tuesday in the interim capital Aden.
Everyone considered this step a historic milestone for Yemen, and a real beginning that would achieve security and stability and end the protracted crisis.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan hailed the keenness of the Yemeni parties to advance the interest of Yemen and achieve the aspirations of its people to restore security and stability.
He congratulated the president and members of the PLC for taking the constitutional oath on Tuesday in Aden, affirming that Saudi Arabia was and remains the largest supporter of the Yemeni people.
Also, a Saudi Foreign Ministry statement was released to congratulate the president and members of the PLC for taking the constitutional oath.
The statement expressed the Kingdom's aspiration for all Yemeni components to bear the national responsibility to build a prosperous Yemen that rises with pride and dignity, enjoys security and safety within its Gulf Arab region, and moves from division, difference and war to peace, security, development, and prosperity.
The ministry reiterated the Kingdom's full support for the president and the PLC and its affiliated entities to enable the council to exercise its duties in implementing effective policies and initiatives that would achieve security and stability in Yemen, and serve the Yemeni people and meet their hopes and aspirations.
In the Gulf, a statement by the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry relayed Kuwait's wishes for the PLC’s success in performing national tasks and responsibilities, maintaining the security, stability, and sovereignty of Yemen, and achieving the hopes and aspirations of Yemenis.
The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Nayef Al-Hajraf welcomed the swearing in of the PLC and considered it a starting point for an important historical stage.
He stressed the GCC’s support for the PLC “to enable it to exercise its duties in everything that would achieve security and stability in Yemen.”
In a statement, the Arab Parliament renewed its solidarity and full support for the Yemeni PLC and the supporting entities after taking the constitutional oath before the Yemeni Parliament.
The Arab Parliament expressed its aspiration to end the Yemeni crisis in accordance with the references represented by the Gulf Initiative, the outcomes of the comprehensive Yemeni national dialogue, and Security Council Resolution No. 2216.
It stressed its firm position and support for efforts on a peaceful solution in a manner that guarantees Yemen's unity and territorial integrity, and meets the aspirations of its people regarding security, peace and stability, underscoring the PLC’s role in restoring the state, peace and stability, addressing the economic and living situation, and rebuilding its institutions.
Moreover, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha has welcomed the swearing-in of PLC President Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi and members of the council before the parliament.
The secretary general expressed his sincerest congratulations for the president and members of the council and the Yemeni people, wishing the council success in its historic mission.
He also said that the secretariat general of OIC is optimistic in establishing the PLC that is considered an important achievement that would open new scopes for a peaceful solution and new stage in the history of Yemen.
The secretary-general also said that the Yemeni people are looking forward to the efforts that will be exerted by the PLC at various levels to put an end to the Yemeni crisis and realize security, stability and economic and social development, in a bid to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of Yemenis, which are efforts that require all kinds of support and encouragement.