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Mon - 22 Jun 2020 - 07:35 PM ،،،

 The Southern Transitional Council welcomes the call launched by the Arab Coalition for immediate cessation of hostilities in Abyan and the other southern governorates, STC spokesman, Nazar Haitham said on Monday.

He reiterated the STC's keenness to fully implement the the Riyadh Agreement, calling upon all the Southerners to exercise restraint and abide by the ceasefire called for by the Arab Coalition.

Earlier in the day, the Arab Coalition called on all Yemeni political, social and media components and powers to support the parties’ response to convene a meeting in Riyadh, and work diligently to implement the Agreement.

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will deploy observers on land in (Abyan) to observe the comprehensive ceasefire and separation of forces, the official spokesman for the Arab Coalition Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement.

According to the Riyadh deal, the militias of the Muslim Brotherhood (Islah Party) within the Yemeni government are supposed to pull out from Shuqra and Qarn al-Kalassy cities to their previous locations in Marib governorate in the north.

On 5 November 2019, Saudi Arabia hosted indirect talks between the two sides, resulting in the power-sharing pact, officially called the “Riyadh Agreement” which also grants the STC legitimacy as a representative of the southern cause in international forums.