Monday, April 4, 2011

GCC Urges Yemeni Government and Opposition Parties to Hold Dialogue

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, Apr 4, 2011- Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC urged Yemen's government and opposition coalition, the Joint Meeting Parties, JMP, to sit down for talks in a bid to overcome the current crisis which has been facing the Yemeni government since two months.

"The GCC calls on all parties in Yemen to return to national dialogue," GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said at an emergency meeting of the GCC foreign ministers.

The GCC said that they respected the rights of all Yemen's people in choosing their future that ensure the country unity "We respect the Yemeni people's will and choices that would ensure the country's unity, security and stability," the GCC added.

The GCC foreign ministers agreed to contact with the Yemeni government and opposition coalition parties to reach a consensus.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh regime has been facing nationwide protests in 15 provinces demanding the fall of his regime since two months.

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