Presidential Council: Houthis don’t care about the suffering of Yemenis

The Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council held meetings in Aden to launch a new phase where services, economy and security are a priority.

The meetings are held in the presence of the cabinet and are launched alongside the political track led by the Council, the UN and the international community aimed at ending the Houthi coup.

The Yemeni state, with its various legislative and executive institutions, returned to the country on April 20, 2022, which boosted domestic and foreign policies and put legitimacy on a firmer path.

The state-owned Yemeni News Agency (Saba) reported that Rashad al-Alimi chaired Friday’s meeting to discuss national developments and challenges.

The agency quoted Alimi confirming that the current stage requires joint official and popular efforts to build the state and face all the challenges, namely economic problems, which he said “will reflect on the lives of citizens “.

Alimi stressed the need to achieve the priorities announced before the parliament, especially with regard to the living and economic situation.

He affirmed that the temporary capital of Aden is one of the main priorities and needs more vital efforts to achieve development and stability.

The meeting discussed military and security challenges, affirming the Presidential Council’s commitment to the humanitarian ceasefire despite continued Houthi violations, which the Council said “affirms the militias’ reluctance to achieve peace. “.

The council renewed its call for peace as the only option to end the bloodshed, saying the Houthis “never care about the suffering of our Yemeni people”.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Leadership Council’s Consultation and Reconciliation Commission held its first meeting in Aden on Saturday, headed by Mohammad al-Ghaithi.

According to official sources, the meeting took place in the presence of the Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi, Jamila Ali Raja and Judge Akram al-Amri.

The meeting discussed the priorities for the next phase, in line with the objectives of supporting the Presidential Leadership Council and creating the appropriate conditions to strengthen the partnership between the different political forces and components.

Kevin E. Boling