Yemen On Its Way To Implement Riyadh Agreement
Yemen is now trying to establish a stable government that can get its economy back on track and do away with the Houthi control over the capital. A meeting between the leaders of the Nasserite and Socialist parties has already happened with Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed where the leaders discussed the formation of the new government.
In 2019, the legitimate government in Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) had signed the “Riyadh Agreement” under the auspices of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who officially announced the deal.
Under the Riyadh Agreement, Yemen would get to go back to its legitimate government within seven days. It would also see the unification of all military formations under the authority of the Ministries of Interior and Defense, and the formation of an efficient government made up equally between the north and south of Yemen.
The agreement had been officially signed in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, with the attendance of the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour, President of the STC Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, alongside other Arab and Western officials and ambassadors on November 05 this year.
However, the agreement is yet to be put into effect. According to discussions over the meeting, it was decided that the signed agreement needed to be put into action immediately, in order the Houthi control can be removed. Towards this, the Saudi-backed government of Yemen also met with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) last week to discuss the political components to form the new government as part of a power-sharing deal.