Yemen's file to be temporarily removed from UN Security Council
1/11/2017 12:55:00 AM
Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations Khalid al-Yamani has said that Yemen's file is to be temporarily removed from the United Nations during the second half of the current January with the aim of giving a chance to efforts exerted by the UN Special Envoy Esmail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
Al-Yamani told Alsaharq al-Awsat newspaper that the efforts of Ould Cheikh aim to activate the peace and follow-up committee , and resume the meetings of its teams in Dhahran al-Janoub in Saudi Arabia.
He stressed that the UN has not ignored Yemen's file. Meanwhile , the Sweden Presidency of the United Nations it will closely follow up any updates of the Yemeni file.
The Quartet meeting (United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last month made amendments to UN roadmap regarding Yemen on the basis of the Yemeni government's request.
According to Alsharq al-Awsat newspaper, the meeting affirmed that the powers of the Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi will not be transferred until parties commence to execute the security and political steps mentioned in the U.N. roadmap.
The statement added that the four ministers agreed that the U.N. suggestions that include a sequence to the security and political procedures represent a ground for a comprehensive agreement whose details will be discussed during negotiations and discussions.
The Yemeni government had refused a roadmap offered by the Ould Cheikh Ahmed last November, considering it as a legitimization of the coup. It requested to amend it in accordance with the term of references.