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Tue - 12 Mar 2019 - 07:47 PM ،،،

 President of the Southern Transitional Council, Major General Aidroos Al-Zubaidi concluded on Tuesday, his one-week visit to the United Kingdom in response to an official invitation from the British Parliament.

During his visit, al-Zubaidi held a number of meetings with British policymakers, including members of Parliament, UK government officials, representatives of international non-governmental organizations and members of the southern community.

Al-Zubaidi expressed in a statement, his happiness for conducting this historic visit and the results achieved, adding "It was an important step to enhance our interaction with a major international partner to find out a solution to the southern issue without being uncared for the cooperation to resolve the Yemeni crisis in general."

Al-Zubaidi said that the Southern Transitional Council confirmed in all the meetings its commitment to reach a political solution to end the war and suffering of the two peoples in the South and the North, adding that the lasting solution to the Yemeni crisis will be impossible without a definitive solution to the southern issue, touching on the urgent need to reliably represent the South at the negotiating table.

Al-Zubaidi reiterated the Council's commitment to working constructively with UN envoy Martin Griffiths to ensure addressing the demands and aspirations of the people of the South, including the right to self-determination, in any future negotiations.

He also made it clear that the Southern Transitional Council as a legitimate actor on the ground, managed to make the proper plans to lead political, economic and security arrangements, in addition to its key role in combating terrorism and facilitating humanitarian access to all those in need in all of the affected areas.

Al-Zubaidi reiterated the STC readiness to work with the international partners to draw up the future for a durable peace.

He highly valued the warm welcome and fraternal hospitality extended by the members of the Southern Community in Britain to the STC delegation.