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Fri - 25 Oct 2019 - 01:26 AM ،،،

Agencies


 The Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council reached on Thursday a power-sharing agreement through a Saudi mediation, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported citing official sources.

The pan-Arab newspaper said that the deal between the two Yemeni sides – dubbed the Riyadh Agreement – includes the establishment of a joint commission to be led by the Arab Coalition to enforce the treaty.

Additionally, the draft indicates that Hadi will remain as president and the current prime minister return to Aden to resume work of all state institutions there and to pay salaries of civil servants and military personnel.

The agreement stipulates the creation of a a new government within 45 days made up of 24 ministers to be shared equally between the north and south of Yemen.

The deal which was initially signed in Riyadh late Thursday, also stipulates restructuring of military and security forces in the southern governorates.

Saudi official sources said that the agreement can achieve security and stability in Yemen and what's more it meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people, including the Southerners.

The sources confirmed that the Saudi-sponsored deal will be signed officially with the presence of President Hadi and the head of the Aden-based STC Aidaroos al-Zubaidi in two days in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has hosted indirect talks between the Yemeni government and the STC to rebuild the coalition fighting against the Houthi movement that expelled Hadi’s government from the capital Sanaa five years ago.