Anadolu publishes new details of the terms of the Yemeni government

The Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council confirmed the commitment of both parties to activate all state institutions, reorganize the armed forces under the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, and their security counterpart under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior.

A government source revealed to Anadolu the most important provisions of the draft agreement, which is to be signed within the next 48 hours, which includes the commitment to the full citizenship rights of all Yemeni people, and the rejection of sectarian and regional discrimination and division.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agreement "provided for an end to all abusive media campaigns between the parties, and a unified effort under the leadership of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy, to end the Iranian-backed Houthi coup, and to confront al-Qaeda and ISIS."

It also provided for the formation of a committee under the auspices of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, which will follow up and implement the provisions and annexes of the agreement.

It also guaranteed the right of the Southern Transitional Council to the government delegation for consultations on a final political solution, and that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, once the agreement was signed, issued directives to all state agencies to implement the agreement.

In the annex to political and economic arrangements, the first clause included the formation of a competent government of no more than 24 ministers whose members president Hadi appoints with the prime minister and political components, with southerners being given 50% of their portfolios within 45 days of the signing of the agreement.

The same item emphasized the selection of those who were impartial and competent who did not engage in hostilities or incitement during the recent events in Aden, Abyan and Shabwa, who were sworn in by Hadi the day after the formation of the government.

He also confirmed the appointment of the president as governor of Aden and director of security of efficiency and integrity within 15 days of the signing of the agreement, as well as governors of Abyan and Al-Dalla within 30 days of signing, as well as the appointment of governors and security directors in the rest of the southern provinces within 60 days of signing.

One of the provisions of the annex stipulated that the government should start its work from the interim capital, Aden, within seven days of the signing of the agreement, to activate state institutions in the liberated provinces and work on the payment of salaries to all military and civilian units.

The agreement stressed the activation of the state resources and deposit them in the Central Bank after, and the disbursement under the approved budget, in accordance with Yemeni law, and the activation of the central body for supervision and accounting, and inculcating it with honest personalities, activating the anti-corruption body, and reshaping and activating the Economic Council and linking it to the president Ministers to support fiscal and monetary policies and fight corruption.

The military annex confirmed in its first terms that all the forces that moved from their main positions and camps towards Aden, Abyan and Shabwa since the beginning of August returned to their former positions with all their personnel and weapons, to be replaced by the security forces of the local authority within 15 days of signing Agreement.

It stressed the collection and transfer of medium and heavy weapons from all military and security forces in Aden within 15 days to camps inside Aden identified and supervised by the Arab Coalition Leadership, and allowed to exit only with approved plans and direct supervision by the coalition leadership.

The same annex provided for the transfer of all military forces of the government and the Transitional Council in Aden to camps outside, determined by the coalition leadership within 30 days of signing, excluding the First Brigade presidential protection entrusted with protecting the presidential palaces and their surroundings and securing the movement of the President, and another force to protect the leadership of the Transitional Council in Aden under the auspices of the coalition.

One of the items emphasized the unification of the military force, its numbering and its inclusion of the Ministry of Defence and the issuance of the necessary decisions, and distributed according to plans under the direct supervision of the coalition leadership, within 60 days of the signing of the agreement.

The last two clauses of the annex provided for the unification of military forces in the provinces of Abyan, Al-Dhale’a, Lahj and Shabwa, under the command of the Ministry of Defence, with the same procedures in Aden, and the reorganization of military forces in the rest of the southern provinces under the command of the Ministry of Defence.

The last annex included security arrangements, primarily the responsibility of the Rescue And Police Command in Aden to secure the province and reorganize the government forces, otherwise we would resign in accordance with the need and the insurance plan, select their elements according to competence and professionalism, and link them to the director of security in the province.

The annex also provided for the reorganization of special forces and counter-terrorism in Aden by selecting its members, including the Legitimacy and Tarnsitional  forces, and appointing a commander.

One of the provisions of the same annex confirmed the organization of the forces of protection of facilities within 30 days by selecting their members of the competent forces in the current forces or from the forces of legitimacy and transition, and taking into account the diversity of the various provinces, so that they are assigned to protect the city facilities, the headquarters of the government, the central bank and the ports of Aden and its airport. the refinery and ministries, linked to the Ministry of Interior.

Within 90 days of signing the agreement, the facility protection forces will protect the remaining facilities in the liberated provinces, the ports of Mukalla, Al-Dhbba, Al-Mocha and the Balhaf facility, it said.

The security annex also stipulated the unification and redeployment of the security forces and their inclusion of the Ministry of Interior and the issuance of the necessary decisions within 60 days, and the reorganization of the security forces in the provinces of Al-Dhalea, Lahj, Abyan and Shabwa in the same procedures within 60 days, with the security forces to be reorganized in the rest of the country. The southern provinces, which are not on the lists of the Interior Ministry, are under the ministry's leadership with the same measures to be implemented in Aden.

On Thursday evening, a Yemeni government source told Anadolu that an agreement had been reached between the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.

He said the agreement between the government and the "transitional" council will be signed in the coming days under Saudi auspices.

Last August, the STC's "security belt" forces took control of most of the state's joints in Aden in the south after four days of fierce fighting against government forces, in which more than 40 people, including civilians, were killed and 260 wounded, according to local and international rights groups. -


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