SANA’A, Nov. 30 (Saba)- Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi has said that whoever wants to thwart the Gulf initiative will be surprised by its implementation.
In a statement to Saudi-owned leading pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat, al-Qirbi expressed optimism that his country will return to the arenas of proper diplomatic work, and that a new Yemen will be launched, a Yemen for which its people aspire after going through a difficult labour packed with bloodshed and terror for the innocent.
At the same time, the Yemeni diplomat pointed out that there is nothing to impede the passage of the GCC initiative.
He also conveyed his feeling that the Yemeni cohesion will return to normal coupled with the cohesion among the Yemeni citizens.
Al-Qirbi said that anyone who casts doubts on the course of the initiative will be surprised by the fact that the Yemeni will for concord and resolving the crisis is what pushed Yemen onto the course of construction, development, consolidation of national cohesion, and continuation of national reconciliation.
He also expressed his regrets that al-Qaeda has benefited from the political crisis in Yemen, but he stressed that the government forces have inflicted huge losses on al-Qaeda during the past period.
‘’That natural Yemeni cohesion, which I hope will return soon, will constitute the nucleus for the start of a new stage, which will be launched by the national accord government’’, al-Qirbi said.
Al-Qirbi stressed that the national government will pursue dealing with the effects of the crisis through which Yemen has passed earlier, and which cost his country a great deal of blood, and led to the displacement of a number of civilians, this is in addition to the fact that the course of normal life was lacking at that period.
The Yemeni official continued by saying that the national accord government will focus from the beginning on removing all the factors left by the crisis, factors that soil the Yemeni scene, in parallel with starting with and focusing on the security aspects.
He pointed out that the national accord government will work on the economic and social aspects left by the crisis through which Yemen has passed in parallel with working on the political dimensions that resulted from the crisis.
Al-Qirbi talked about the role of the GCC countries, especially Saudi Arabia, during the crisis to which his country was exposed, and in directing his country to this course, which has had a positive impact on dealing with the crisis.
Al-Qirbi concluded by saying that the role of the GCC and of Saudi Arabia has enabled the Yemeni sides to arrive at signing to the GCC initiative, and pointed out that this role has been extended into following up the mechanism of implementing the initiative.