Arab, Int. countries welcome resumption of Yemeni Parliament session
Arab and international countries welcomed on Saturday the resumption of Yemeni parliament sessions in Sayoun city of Hadramout province.
The parliament met on Saturday for the first time since 2014 in an extraordinary session in the eastern city of Sayoun in.
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber congratulated Yemeni officials for holding the session, saying it reflected the people’s determination to restore their state and put an end to the agenda of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
The United States State Department congratulated Yemeni lawmakers, saying: “This is an important step taken by the Yemeni government to reinvigorate legitimate government institutions, resume progress on implementing the National Dialogue Conference outcomes and complete the peaceful transition of power envisioned by the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative.”
“A reinvigorated Yemeni parliament will play an important role in advancing political and national reconciliation so the Republic of Yemen government, and all political parties, can better focus on meeting the needs of the Yemeni people,” it continued.
“We fully support the parliamentarians and encourage them to honor the principles of honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability and rule of law as they undertake their important responsibilities.”
Speaker of the Arab parliament Meshal al-Salami, who attended the Sayoun meeting, welcomed the convening of the parliament.
He said that it allowed the representatives of the Yemeni people to stand side by side with the legitimate executive authority against the Houthi coup.
He accused the Houthi militia of crippling state institutions, looting its funds and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the people. They have also recruited children for their war effort in blatant violation of international law.
Salami hailed Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for his “historic” decision to launch Operation Decisive Storm to form the Arab coalition to liberate Yemen from the Houthi coup.
Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Bahrain welcomed the parliament’s meeting in the city of Sayoun in Hadramout province.
The Ministry issued statement in which it said “Convening the parliament in Yemen is a step has proved that the Yemeni peoples are aligning themselves behind their own legitimate leadership for realizing their aspirations for security, stability, development and prosperity”.
The Ministry added “The participation of Bahrain Kingdom in the opening session of the parliament extraordinary round in Republic of Yemen shows the commitment of Kingdom of Bahrain within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to support the Yemeni legitimate government to reach peaceful solution that can establish security and peace in Yemen.”