On Thursday President Hadi and UN envoy Cheikh Ahmed arrived in Riyadh to discuss key elements of an agreement for a peace roadmap to guarantee a transition to normalcy in the country. Ahmed is trying to continue the political process in accordance with Gulf Cooperation Council sponsored initiative and the United Nations Security Council resolution 2216. The roadmap should deal necessarily with GCC initiative of peace, the National Dialogue outputs and the UN Security Council’s resolutions ( resolution 2216 and Chapter VII of the UN Charter). Moreover to discuss the latest developments in the political,security and humanitarian areas in Yemen Cheikh Ahmed, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Al-Zayani and Saudi Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir also met in Riyadh.
In a statement, GCC Secretary-General Al-Zayani said that the GCC member states categorically rejected the Houthis’ recently announced government on the basis that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government is the legitimate one, constitutionally and legally. The new step by the Houthis and Saleh shows that they are not serious about political negotiations, and seek to impede fervent attempts to stop the war in Yemen: “The formation of a new government in Sana’a represents a new and concerning obstacle to the peace process” said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.