Today, Tuesday, the Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council held its periodic meeting, headed by Mr. Fadl Mohammad Al-Jaadi, Deputy Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Presidium's Council.
At the beginning of its meeting, the Presidium listened to the analytical monitoring report presented by the Council's Decision-Making Support Center, which included a review of the latest developments on the national scene politically, militarily, and economically, in addition to what was reported by a number of international studies and research centers on issues related to the issue of the South in international decision-making rooms, and possible ways and mechanisms to deal with it.
In another context, the Presidium listened to the briefing given by the Deputy Head of the Department for Foreign Affairs, Anis Al-Sharafi, about the external events and developments related to the southern issue, foremost of which is the political and diplomatic movement, in a number of countries in the region and the world, to extend the international armistice, as a starting point for a political settlement to establish peace. In this regard, the Presidium reaffirmed what President Al-Zubaidi put forward during his meetings with the ambassadors of the countries sponsoring the political process in our country, that the process should absorb the reality on the ground, and address the real roots of the crisis, foremost of which is resolving the issue of the south, in a way that meets the aspirations of its people and their right to self-determination.
The Presidium also reviewed the report submitted by Dr. Suhair Ali Ahmed and Dr. Mona Bashreel, members of the Presidium of the Council, on President Al-Zubaidi’s youth support project, which included a comprehensive explanation of the stages of project implementation, selection criteria, the results achieved by the project, and its positive impact on improving life of the targeted youth, in addition to a brief review of the program of the second phase of the project, which will target the families of the martyrs, and provide supplies that enable them to implement projects that benefit them and improve their standard of living.
The meeting touched on the problem of illegal refugees from Africa via smuggling boats to the capital, Aden, calling in this regard on the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, and other relevant international organizations, to coordinate efforts with the local authority, to play its role in registering refugees and transferring them to shelter camps according to internationally followed procedures.
Militarily, the Presidium saluted the great heroics of the southern armed forces in confronting terrorist organizations in various regions of the south, pitying the souls of the martyrs who gave their lives cheaply in order to establish security and stability in our country, and at the same time calling on citizens to join the armed forces and security to eradicate terrorist organizations from their roots.
At the end, the meeting discussed a number of topics and issues related to the work of the Council's bodies, and took the necessary measures in this regard.