The delegation, which includes EU, French and Swiss ambassadors to Yemen, may also meet with southern secessionist leaders
European ambassadors visit Aden to talk Riyadh agreement, financial support
A delegation of high-ranking officials from the European Union arrived in the interim capital Aden on Sunday to discuss the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
The delegation included EU Ambassador to Yemen Hans Grundberg, French Ambassador to Yemen Christian Tiesto and non-resident Swiss Federation Ambassador to Yemen Balz Abeplanalp, according to Saba Net, the state-run news agency of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
An anonymous source working for the Prime Minister’s office told Almasdar Online that a large security entourage accompanied the EU delegation from Aden’s airport to Al-Ma’ashiq presidential palace, which currently serves as the residence of Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik and the government headquarters.
"The delegation will discuss with the prime minister the possibility of implementing the political and military aspects of Riyadh agreement and strengthening financial support for the government," he added.
The source also added that the delegation may meet with leaders of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), and some leaders of the Southern Peaceful Movement.
In addition to discussing the Riyadh agreement, the delegation met with the head of the Aden branch of Yemen’s Central Bank Ahmed Obaid Al-Fadhli to review options for maintaining the stability of the Yemeni riyal exchange rate, financial liquidity, monetary policy and salaries to state employees in the military and civil sectors, including those in Houthi-controlled territories.