The UNSC welcomes the creation of the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen

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The members of the United Nations International Security Council (UNSC) welcomed the announcement about establishing the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen and the peaceful transfer of power on the 7th of April.

A press statement issued today by the UNSC’s president reads ” They welcomed the creation of and assumption of responsibilities — in accordance with this transfer of powers — by the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) of the Government of Yemen that reflects a broader array of political actors.

They expressed their hope and expectation that this will form an important step towards stability and an inclusive Yemeni-led and -owned political settlement under UN auspices, following the 2 April truce commencement”.

The statement went on saying” They noted with satisfaction the intention of the PLC of the Government of Yemen to form a negotiating team for the UN-led talks.

They reiterated their support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, welcomed the Government of Yemen’s constructive engagement, and encouraged the newly formed PLC to continue this in order to reach a political settlement under UN auspices”.

The statement added that the members of the Security Council” noted the UN Special Envoy’s visit to Sana’a on 11 April for the first time since he assumed his post.

They called on the Houthis to engage and work with the UN Special Envoy on his efforts to achieve a comprehensive ceasefire and to negotiate an inclusive political solution. They underscored the importance of a minimum 30 per cent participation by women in line with the Outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, as recalled by resolution 2624 (2022)”

The press statement continued to say” the members of the Security Council reiterated their deep concern about Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and encouraged donors to fully fund the UN humanitarian response plan and support the Government of Yemen’s efforts to stabilize the economy. They welcomed the $3 billion economic support package announced by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and Saudi Arabia’s additional commitment of $300 million to fund the UN humanitarian response plan”.


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