Written By: Fares Anam
Article Date: Sep 18, 2012 - 7:17:54 PM
The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jamal Benomar has left Sana›a on Sunday after a 10 day visit to monitor the implementation of the power transfer agreement.
The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jamal Benomar in a press conference in Sana'a before he left to New York.
The special envoy to Yemen will provide a report to the UN Security Council at its meeting to be held by next Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.
Benomar warned earlier that hinderers of the implementation of decisions made by Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the transition process implementation will have international sanctions against them, according to the Security Council Resolution No. 2051, which threatened to take sanctions within Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.
«We support the efforts of the President in this area, especially since there is successful and significant progress in the political process but at the same time we should not overlook the presence of security and economic challenges and obstacle,» he said.
He described the political settlement in Yemen as successful and unique to the region in which all parties debated and agreed to a peaceful solution to the transfer of power and is committed to a number of principles and completed a number of tasks during the transitional period and by the end of a general election in February 2014.
Benomar confirmed that there has been considerable progress in preparing for the process of national dialogue and there is consensus on a number of issues related to the preparation, expressing his hope that the Committee will complete its work according to the Presidential Decree.
"We regard a great deal of importance to the process of national dialogue as a mechanism to expand the participation of all parties in the political process," said Benomar.
"The national dialogue will bring together, for the first time, all political parties that were included in the Gulf initiative and the parties that were not accounted for in it," he added.
Benomar noted to the importance of this historic event because it will focus on very important issues, including the South issue and Sa›ada as well as the constitutional process and its basic principles that will focus on the new Constitution.
"The national dialogue conference will form a committee drafting the constitution and it is a historic opportunity for Yemenis to crystallize a rule system and a new social era," he said. "This would help the security, stability and revival of the economy to build a new future for Yemen."
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