On Thursday, the GCC secretary-general announced that GCC would host negotiations between all Yemeni groups this month. Nayef Al-Hajraf is the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
On Thursday, RIYADH — Nayef Al-Hajraf, secretary-general of GCC, announced hosting negotiations for Yemeni groups this month.
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“The negotiations are scheduled to be held from March 29 to April 7. These will focus on six major areas, including military and political. The talks aim to open humanitarian relief corridors and bring stability to the country,” he said during a press conference.
Al-Hajraf explained that what the GCC is offering is not new. Instead, it is a confirmation that the solution to the conflict is in Yemeni hands. He called on all Yemeni parties involved in the war, without any exception, to participate in these negotiations. He urged the parties to join these UN peace talks supported by the Gulf countries.
Invitation for all Yemeni Parties
Al-Hajraf invited all Yemeni groups to the ceasefire and peace talks. “Invitations for Yemeni consultations will be sent to all parties without exception and held with all those who attend. The crisis solution is in the hands of the Yemenis themselves. It will only be political,” he emphasized. “Our position on the Yemeni crisis is consistent, and the GCC would continue to support Yemen.”
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Al-Hajraf expressed his hope that all Yemeni parties would respond to the GCC initiative, stressing that the Yemeni consultations will be under the auspices of the GCC to reach a peaceful solution.
The GCC chief suggested setting up a Yemeni-Yemeni consultation mechanism to unify the home front and implement the Riyadh Agreement, Thereby resuming political consultations under the auspices of the UN to achieve peace in the war-torn country.