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ARAB LEAGUE TO DISCUSS YEMENI DEVELOPMENTS IN MARCH

CAIRO, Feb 23 – The General Secretariat of the Arab League said the latest developments in Yemen will be discussed within the agenda of the 143rd session of the League’s Ministerial Council next month.

“It was agreed to discuss the latest developments in Yemen within the agenda of the regular session of the Arab League Council at the level of Arab foreign ministers to be held in March 09 – 10 in Cairo”, Arab League’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Ahmed Ben Helli said in a press statement.

Setting this date after the postponement of the previous ministerial meeting, which was dedicated to discuss the developments in Yemen, aimed to giving the opportunity for the efforts being made currently to reach a settlement to the existing crisis in the country, Ben Helli explained.

He said the Arab League’s Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby is in touch with the envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Yemen Jamal Benomar to follow the developments and the efforts exerted to get out of the current crisis.

Meanwhile, Benomar has denied a report published by Reuters about a possible United Nations’ role in the departure of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from Sana’a to Aden.

“The United Nations confirms it has no relations to President Hadi’s departure,” said Benomer’s office in a press release.

The release called media to be accurate while reporting news and to communicate with the UN office in Sana’a before publishing any news related to the UN or the UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen.

On related development, the Supreme Revolutionary Committee (SRC) discussed developments on national arena and took necessary decisions.

The committee dealt with the way Hadi’s departed from his residence in Sana’a to Aden.

The Circumstances of this incident confirm that Hadi resignation from his post was an attempt to drag the homeland to collapse, said the committee. It said that Hadi’s departure to Aden serves the interests of the foreign powers.

The committee said that the Constitutional Declaration was a right move.

The SRC denied reports that Hadi was under a house arrest posed by People’s Committees. The committee also stressed that Hadi’s house was not encircled by People’s Committees. It said that since he announced his resignation, Hadi used to receive many political personalities, military commanders and representatives of political parties as well as international officials, the last one was the UN envoy Jamal Benomar.

SOURCE: SABA