Sunday, 18 November 2012

Ban Ki-moon in Sanaa after one year of transition 

Ban Ki-moon in Sanaa after one year of transition 

By Nasser Arrabyee,19/11/2012

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi are to review the progress made in political and security situation in Yemen, said sources Sunday.

The UN official is expected to arrive in Sanaa early Monday.

The review meeting of Hadi and Ban Ki-moon comes exactly one year after the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh  signed a Saudi-sponsored and American-backed deal for solving the Yemeni crisis. 

The UN Security Council issued two resolutions to support the deal, officially called the Gulf  Cooperation Council  Initiative, GCCI.  Qatar refused the deal. 

The GCCI was signed by Saleh his opponents in the Saudi capital Riyadh in November 19, 2011.

The UN envoy Jamal Bin Omar, is already in Yemen. The GCC Secretary General Abdul Latif Al Zayani arrived in Sanaa late on Sunday November 18.

Bin Omar and Al Zayani both have permanent offices in Sanaa to monitor the transitional period which is supposed to end in February 2014.

Yemeni journalists have been told to attend a press conference in the Presidential House on Monday November 19, 2012. The organizers of the press conference did not say who exactly would hold the conference. 

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