SABA - Yemen news agency

Print date: 24-01-2019
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Hadi urges reconsideration into Arab policies to strengthen joint work

SANAA, March 28 (Saba)--President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi called on Arab leaders to have a sincere look at the region's situation and reconsider all policies in effort to have new strategies for Arab common cooperation.

In his speech to the Arab summit in Kuwait on Tuesday, Hadi said:"You all know circumestances during which this summit was held and challenges we are facing at every single country level or at the region level. It might be worth to understand all world developments and big changes that put us before more and new challenges including those with international dimensions and those coming out from our changes and crises".

"Political uncertainty and security disorder in some Arab countries swept by the Arab Spring since early 2011, increasing sectarian conflicts, religious terrorism, arms, human and drugs smuggling and external and internal immigration are all challenges resulted by international changes and our crises," he added.

Hadi said addressing these challenges can happen through unified Arab attitudes and putting aside divisions weakening the Arabs.

"All challenges require a sincere look from us as leaders at the situation of our nation and reconsideration of political trends our countries have. They also require to immediately start drawing up new strategies which can unify our positions to address such challenges especially conflicts, lay the groundwork for Arab political, economic and security integration," Hadi continued.

Furthermore, he put the spotlight on the developments in Yemen with a special focus on the political transition including the ten-month national dialog conference. "The dialog was the best option to avoid civil conflict. With it, Yemenis have now reached a consensus on all national issues through the document of the comprehensive national dialog conference ," he said.

"The success of the Yemenis happened because of their determination and strong, sincere support from our Arab brothers in the GCC countries on top of them Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz," Hadi said, while adding that the Gulf Initiative and its mechanism provided Yemen with the best opportunity to change with less costs.

Moreover, he thanked the international community including the UN Security Council Permanent Members, the UN, the EU and Yemen's friends who have been providing unlimited support to the country's unity, security and stability. "With all support from all, we are determined to complete all transition requirements in accordance with the Gulf Initiative and its UN-sponsored mechanism as well as UN Security Council's resolutions starting with drafting a new constitution and preparing for elections," he said.

"Here we, the Yemenis, are determined to finalize the remaining part of the transition process and implement the outcomes of the dialog despite challenges at the moment including violence, acts of sabotage targeting infrastructure including sovereign installations and acts of terror targeting civilians and forces besides economic woes," he said.

Hadi also put the spotlight on regional developments while calling for a unified position to ensure a fair solution to the Palestinian cause based on international legitimacy resolutions with the goal to end the suffering of Palestinians under the Israeli arrogance and continued construction of illegal settlements on Palestinian land.

He called on the international community to exercise pressure on Israel so that it respects all peace efforts and accords.

In his speech, President Hadi criticized the absence of a vision to resolve the Syrian crisis which has entered its fourth year. "Continued tragedies in Syria require immediate and sincere efforts from Arabs to put an end to bloodshed and conflict through a political solution that should guarantee the rights of all Syrians," he said.

He concluded his speech praising achievements in Egypt and Tunisia mainly the votes on the two countries' constitutions which have reflected good steps on the road to meet and serve the ambitions of Egyptians and Tunisians.