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Yemen Seeks Security, Military Integration in Liberated Areas

Yemen Seeks Security, Military Integration in Liberated Areas

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 08:15
UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg (UN Agencies)

Yemen’s Supreme Security Committee has stressed the importance of cooperation and integration among security and military bodies in liberated areas of the war-torn nation.

The Committee held a meeting on Monday in the interim capital of Aden.

Headed by Defense Minister Lt-Gen Muhammad Al-Maqdashi, the meeting sought examining the latest developments in the military and security fields in various Yemeni governorates.

It also dealt with ways to enhance coordination, cooperation and integration between the security and military agencies to achieve security and stability and impose public peace.

Interior Minister Ibrahim Ali Ahmed Haidan, the head of the political security apparatus, Abdu al-Hudhaifi, and the head of the intelligence and reconnaissance authority at the Defense Ministry, Ahmed Mohsen Al-Yafei, have attended the meeting.

The interlocutors discussed “the achievements of the security services’ during the last period in the liberated governorates, in seizing many terrorist cells and thwarting criminal plots targeting peace and security,” Saba News Agency reported.

The attendees referred to the “importance of the constitutional and national tasks entrusted to the military and security establishment, in light of the process of political transition of power that was agreed upon with the aim of unifying the national ranks.”

According to a statement carried by Saba, the meeting stressed the need to upgrade the work of security and military institutions to meet obligations of an exceptional phase, with the goal of restoring the state and its republican regime from Houthi coup militias.

The meeting also touched on counterterrorism efforts.

The head of the Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, had confirmed in a speech two days ago that the Council “will move forward with efforts to unify the military and security institutions, as stipulated by the Riyadh Agreement.”

Furthermore, the official twitter account for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) Hans Grundberg, said "the UN Envoy kicked off today (Monday) a two-day meeting with Yemeni economic experts, with the participation of international stakeholders, to consult on immediate, short and long-term priorities for economic issues to address in the peace process in Yemen."

Meanwhile, Houthi violations of the UN-sponsored truce continue to take place in various Yemeni governorates.

On Saturday, the Yemeni Army reported 80 Houthi violations on various fighting fronts.

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