A new peace plan to be launched by the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh, would allow for Yemen President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to remain in power and the formation of a national unity government, political parties in the country have said.
According to the sources, the plan involves four main clauses:
- Hadi to remain in power to oversee a transitional period
- Abolishing the position of vice president that is currently held by General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar
- The formation of a national unity government
- Houthi militias to hand weapons to army battalions, with the latter relocating to Sanaa
The sources added that Ould Cheikh will present the new plan during his current tour of the region which includes a mechanism and a roadmap to implement United Nations Resolution 2216.
Ould Cheikh is due to meet Hadi and a number of Saudi officials in the Saudi capital Riyadh.