Saudi Arabia proposes framework to activate Riyadh Agreement in Yemen: Reuters

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Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to activate the Riyadh Agreement in Yemen, according to a report by Reuters published on Thursday.

The deal is aimed at ending the power struggle in the south of Yemen and restoring the control to the internationally recognized government led by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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The government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which has advocated for southern separatism, signed the agreement on November 2019.

The agreement aims to unify all military formations under the authority of the ministries of interior and defense, and form an efficient government made up equally between the north and south of Yemen.

According to the proposal seen by Reuters, President Hadi would appoint a governor and head of security for Aden, Yemen’s temporary capital since the Iran-backed Houthi militia captured Sanaa in 2015.

Hadi would also name a premier who will form a cabinet that includes the STC.

The STC would then remove its forces from the city of Aden and redeploy in Abyan province, to the east of the city, after which the new government would be formed.

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