Sanaa-Oman talks bore positive ideas: Al-Mashat
The head of the Yemeni Supreme Political council says the talks with the Omani delegation bore various positive ideas regarding important issues for Yemen.
The negotiations between the Sanaa and Muscat negotiation delegations bore various positive ideas regarding the humanitarian issues in Yemen, Yemeni Supreme Political Council President Mahdi Al-Mashat said on Monday.
Paying the salaries of all state employees from oil and gas revenues and the full opening of Sanaa Airport are at the forefront of the issues discussed with the Omani delegation, Al-Mashat told a meeting that he chaired, which included members of the Supreme Political Council, the Speakers of Parliament and the government, and the Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the latest political developments and the results of consultations with the Omani delegation.
This comes after Yemeni National Salvation Government Information Minister Daifallah Al-Shami told Al Mayadeen on Sunday that the humanitarian situation is of utmost priority in Yemen, and there are certain parties that do not want stability to ensue in the embattled country.
"The consultations with the Omani delegation bore positive ideas related to the full opening of the port of Al-Hudaydah, the opening of roads, and the exchange of prisoners," Al-Mashat said.
Al-Mashat expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by Oman and its keenness to advance the peace process in Yemen.
"[Yemen] does not seek anyone's help, and its national resources are more than enough for its reconstruction," Al-Shami said yesterday. "Certain international parties, especially the United States and the United Kingdom, do not want stability in Yemen."
"The Muscat delegation is striving hard and sincerely to resolve the crisis, but the decision is in the hands of the other party," the information minister underlined. "The other party is the aggressor, and the Omani delegations' visit marked a turning point, as the situation after it will not be like it was before it."
"There are Yemeni parties that are no longer accepted even by the coalition of aggression, which must be directly participating in the negotiations," he added.
Businessmen welcome to import from Al-Hudaydah
The officials who attended the meeting underlined their keenness to bring stability to the region in a manner that serves international peace and security.
Furthermore, they called on businessmen to import through the Al-Hudaydah port, whose customs dollar rate is 250 Yemeni riyals as the Sanaa government takes into account the living conditions in the country. They also denounced the decision "taken by the mercenaries" to raise the customs dollar rate to 750 Yemeni riyals.
They considered that these decisions come in the context of the economic war that the United States and the United Kingdom are supervising to bring the Yemeni people to their knees.
Fighting being limited is positive
During a meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, and his accompanying delegation, Al-Mashat underlined the importance of the UN's role and the efforts it is exerting for the Yemeni peace process.
"We in the Republic of Yemen seek to alleviate the human suffering of the Yemeni people caused by the aggression, as well as to fulfill the people's demands for a just and honorable peace," Al-Mashat said.
Furthermore, he said the UN special envoy was "in constant contact with the regional parties and states."
"The discussions focused on options for securing an agreement on military de-escalation and measures to prevent further economic deterioration and mitigate the impact of the conflict on civilians," he added.
On the other hand, Grundberg underscored that: "The fact that the fighting did not expand is positive for the continuation of the operating provisions under the armistice."