Saturday, June 2, 2012

President Hadi meets International Humanitarian delegation

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, June 2, 2012- President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi discussed with the International Humanitarian Commission delegation the natural of the cooperation between Yemen and non-governmental humanitarian organizations.
During the meeting, President Hadi pointed to the 2011 crisis's repercussions at the security, political and economic levels, adding that crisis entered the process of the solution after singing the Gulf initiative and its Executive Mechanism and forming national collation government headed by Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Ba Saundwa, which reached to several solutions.
The President also pointed out to the security and economic problems which are remaining the difficult crisis, saying not solving that the two problems, the political crisis is still continued.
Addressing the Humanitarian delegation, "The human side in Yemen is linked to security and economic aspect."
President Hadi also touched to what Yemen has suffered from over the past years, such as the internal wars and the social, in addition to al-Qaeda terrorist operations in some provinces in the south particularly in the province of Abyan, which target the security and stability there.
The president pointed out that there is another problem concerning nearly 6 million as well as half a million of Youths who graduated from universities and higher institutes and still unemployed, saying that most of that problem in most cases may lead to terror behavior.
President Hadi stressed the need of the international community's support for Yemen throughout providing all forms of aid in order to overcome the current situation, which if it continues it would have worse affect on local level and regional and international.
The president talked about the refugee problem, saying "Along with local displaced, there is also the problem of African refugees, which Yemen can't handle them together alone without cooperation from the international community.''
He said that the economic problem represents 75 per cent of the current crisis, demanding the international community to adopt a clear strategy based on a five-year development plan aims to assist the economic and agricultural sectors in the country.
For his part, the international humanitarian delegation confirmed their international organization's readiness to support Yemen to get out of its current crisis.

Yemeni prime minister calls for sanctions

June 2, 2012  
SANAA, Yemen, June 2 (UPI) -- Yemeni Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa called on world powers to intervene and sanction those who impede Yemen's move toward democracy, officials said.
In a speech at the Partners Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations this week in Turkey, Basindawa said the international community must stand by the Yemeni people, the Yemen Post said Saturday.
Despite the signature of a power-transfer deal in November 2011. Yemen has been plagued by internal political conflicts jeopardizing its transition period with remnants of the regime refusing to comply with the directives of President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
In its latest session on Yemen, the Security Council warned on Wednesday it would act against those who hinder the country's progress.