SMA NEWS – ADEN THE CAPITAL
Dr. Nasser Al-Khubaji, Head of the Political Commission (PC), assisting the Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Head of the Negotiations Unit, received today, Sunday, in his office in the capital, Aden, the Acting Director of the Office of the UN Envoy in the capital, Aden, Mr. Brett Scott, to discuss developments in the comprehensive political process.
Dr. Al-Khubaji highlighted during the meeting, which was attended by the political team of the UN Special Envoy’s office in Aden, the need to end the stalemate in the political process by exerting pressure to fulfil all obligations and agreements, including the formation of the joint negotiating delegation of the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) and the development of a special negotiating framework for the cause of the South.
Similarly, Al-Khubaji reiterated that the cause of the people of the South represents a fundamental pillar for ending the crisis and bringing peace to the region and is the real test of intentions towards peace, and ignoring or trespassing on it will not lead to real progress in establishing peace.
Likewise, Al-Khubaji called for the international community and the UN Special Envoy to take a decisive position on the attacks of the Houthi terrorist militia on the border areas of the South, which prove its intentions to turn down and disrupt all endeavours aimed at ending the war and establishing peace.
The meeting also reviewed the efforts of the southern armed forces in the field of combating terrorism and weapons smuggling networks to the terrorist Houthi militia, as well as securing international shipping lines in the Red Sea, al-Mandab Strait, and the Gulf of Aden, and possible ways to enhance their role in this aspect, noting that the South is an important factor in regional and international stability.
In turn, Mr. Brett Scott revealed the nature of the endeavours made by the UN special envoy for peace at the local, regional, and international levels, valuing the efforts of the STC and its armed forces in combating terrorism and stabilizing security, and expressed his confidence in strengthening relations, praising the outcomes of the Southern Consultative Meeting.