By Nasser Arrabyee,22/01/2012
The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Saturday he would travel to United States for more treatments and get back to Sanaa for attending the protocols ceremony of installation of the new President of Yemen after the day of elections on February 21, 2012.
Hours before his trip to United States Saleh said to Media" I would go to United States for treatments and get back to Sanaa as a head of the People's General Congress and to install Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi ad President after February 21."
"The national anthem will be played and all senior officials in the Palace will be attending, then Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi will take the Presidency, and Ali Abdullah Saleh will take his bag and say to all good bye, and will then go to his house, and this is the protocol that is done everywhere in the world," President Saleh said.
President Saleh also promoted his vice president Hadi to the rank of Marshal, the highest rank in the Yemeni armed forces, as a sign of respect and appreciation of the national role Hadi has been doing and will be doing as the new President of Yemen.
" From here I would declare the promotion of my deputy Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to the rank of Marshal, in respect and appreciation of his national efforts and positions," President Saleh said.
Then President Saleh called all Yemenis to cooperate with Mr Hadi and with the opposition-chaired national unity government.
President Saleh then called all Yemenis for national reconciliation after the elections of February 21, 2012 by holding a national conference in which Al Qaeda will be excluded.
" Except for Al Qaeda and terrorism, this is something else," he said.
On Saturday January 21, 2012, the members of the Parliament of both the opposition and ruling party unanimously voted for an immunity law that will stop any future prosecutions or taking revenge between President Saleh and his now opponents but who were his partners one day during his 33-year rule.
" The immunity law includes Ali Abdullah Saleh and those who worked with him during the 33 years from civil, military and security agencies, " President Saleh.
President Saleh asked the Yemeni people to pardon him for any shortcomings he did and apologized for every one men and women.
" I would ask my people men and women to pardon me for any shortcomings during my 33 years in rule, and I apologize for all citizens men and women, and we should now take care of our martyrs and injured," he said.
President Saleh did not say when he is leaving for United States.
But on Saturday, sources from the Presidential Office told Nasser Arrabyee website that President Saleh will head for Oman and Ethiopia in official visits before he flies to New York, United States within the coming 48 hours.