SMA NEWS – ADEN THE CAPITAL
Mr. Salem Thabet Al-Awlaqi, head of the National Southern Media Authority (NSMA) assisting the Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the official spokesman of the STC, met today, Thursday, in his office at the headquarters of NSMA in the capital, Aden, with Ms. Carla McKirdy, Public Information and Strategic Communications Officer at the Office of the UN Special Envoy, during which aspects of media cooperation were discussed.
In the meeting, which was attended by Mr. Mukhtar Al-Yafe’y, deputy head of NSMA, Mr. Al-Awlaqi referred to the complications in the peace process in the country due to the escalation of the Houthi militias and their acts of piracy to international shipping lanes, reaffirming the position of the STC in rejecting these terrorist acts and supporting the efforts of the international community in deterring terrorism both on land and at sea.
In the meeting, Al-Awlaqi indicated the importance of effective communication between the office of the UN Special Envoy in the capital, Aden, and the STC in light of the current developments.
For her part, Ms. McKirdy expressed her appreciation for the joint communication between NSMA and the office of the UN envoy in the capital, Aden, and the work to expand areas of partnership and cooperation, especially in the media field, during the coming stage.