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Saudi Arabia calls on Yemen government, STC to implement Riyadh Agreement 

March 13, 2020 at 11:50 am

A UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) soldier stops cars at a security checkpoint in Yemen on 4 September 2019 [SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images]

Saudi Arabia has called on the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) to implement the Riyadh Agreement signed in November 2019.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying in a statement that Riyadh is keen on preserving the security and stability of Yemen as well as ensuring the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement to achieve its goals mainly ensuring secure decent, safe and stable living for the Yemeni people and combating terrorism in all its forms.

The statement added that the kingdom has been supporting various development projects across Yemen as an extension of the kingdom’s support for the brotherly Yemeni people.

The statement called on the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed STC to prioritise the  interests with their usual sense of national responsibility and to avoid escalation.

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It has also stressed on the need to “work together to resolve the differences and challenges facing the implementation of the agreement, away from the media clashes which only increases the gap between the brothers, and do not create an appropriate atmosphere to proceed with its implementation.”

The Saudi call came only hours after Jordanian authorities prevented a number of the STC leaders from leaving its airport heading to Aden. The STC accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the Jordanian decision.