Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council, President Dr. Rashad Muhammad Al-Alimi, stressed in his address to the Yemeni people at home and abroad on the occasion of the 60th National Day of the 26 September Revolution, that the roads of Taiz and other governorates will be opened sooner or later by peace or by the overwhelming popular will.
A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
President receives credentials of new US ambassador to Yemen
President of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi received Wednesday credentials of the newly appointed US ambassador to Yemen Stephen Vagin.
President al-Alimi held a meeting with the ambassador and US envoy for Yemen discussing with them latest developments in Yemen and opportunities of extending the truce under Houthi militia's stubbornness of honoring its commitments.
He expressed thanks to US efforts and support to the legitimized authority and to efforts for realizing peace and stability in Yemen and utilizing the current truce for preparations to inclusive settlement meeting aspirations of all Yemeni people.
He pointed out that more than 70 people, including children, have been killed by Houthi militia during the truce while the armed forces have been committed to the truce hoping that the international community will exert pressure on the militia to implement all articles of the truce and to disclose the hinderer party.
He confirmed significance of reviving US support to efforts for fighting terrorism, enhancing capabilities of Yemeni Coast Guard Forces and activating accords signed between the two countries in this regard.
For his part, the US diplomat confirmed appreciations of the United States to the Presidential Leadership Council and important initiatives made by the council for the sake of making the truce successful.
He pledged to revise all cooperation programs between the two countries and working on promoting them.
Meanwhile, US Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking reviewed efforts of US mediation efforts to implement the truce and for extending it and for transferring into wider peace negotiations.
He confirmed US support to reforms led by the Presidential Council, saying that existence of US delegation in Aden is best example to this support.
He also pledged to mobilize regional and international support to the Presidential Council and the government for helping their efforts for reforming economy and improving living conditions of Yemeni people