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Tue - 29 Oct 2019 - 08:47 PM ،،،

 Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) will formally sign an agreement in Riyadh next Thursday, Al-Hadath TV said on its news.

Both sides had approved the final draft and it was scheduled to be signed today, but some obstacles delayed the ceremony until Thursday.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, minister of defense, Mohammed bin Salman along with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Mohammed bin Zayed, ambassadors and diplomats are expected to attend the signing ceremony in Riyadh.

In the past weeks, the Kingdom sponsored indirect talks in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah between Yemeni government and the STC to solve the differences between the two sides amid guarantees on the implementation of the agreement under the monitoring of a joint committee led by Riyadh.

“The tireless and good efforts conducted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is historic,” Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said in a tweet last Saturday.

He added that, “It is important to focus on confronting the Houthi coup and its aggression. Through this agreement, Yemen is coming to a new stage.”

STC spokesman Nazar Haitham told The National that the agreement would give southern Yemen official representation at regional and international discussions and formalise its partnership with the Arab Coalition at political, military, economic, security and developmental levels.

“We will continue our role in combating the Houthi rebels and encountering the terror organisations under the Arab Coalition’s strategy,” he said.