SMA NEWS – ADEN THE CAPITAL
Mr. Salem Thabet Al-Awlaki, Head of the National Southern Media Authority and the official spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council, on Tuesday, at the authority’s headquarters in the capital, Aden, met with correspondents of Arab and foreign agencies, channels, and newspapers.
The meeting, which was attended by Mr. Mukhtar Al-Yafei, deputy head of the Authority, discussed political, military and security developments and the role of reporters in covering events and exchanging opinions on various issues of local, regional and international concern.
At the beginning of the meeting, Al-Awlaki welcomed the fellow correspondents to their renewed meeting at the National Southern Media Authority, stressing the authority’s keenness to partner and integrate with reporters in keeping pace with developments in light of the dangers facing the south and the region, which require general alignment to confront many political, economic and military problems.
Al-Awlaki pointed out that Houthi piracy in the Red Sea not only represents a threat to the peace revival process, but also poses major risks affecting food security and the economic and living conditions causing the high costs of transport and maritime shipping which are only one of the many results of the Houthis’ criminal practices against citizens.
In the meeting, Al-Awlaki stressed obtaining information and political and field developments from official sources in the Southern Transitional Council to get the right and true information.
Al-Awlaki listened to the reporters’ interventions, which emphasized their constant interaction in covering current events, expressing their appreciation for the leadership of the National Southern Media Authority in its continued communication with them to discuss developments and provide opinions and proposals on various issues of concern to the political and media affairs and its dealings with the course of events.