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.
During the talks between King Salman and Turkish President Erdogan in Riyadh on Tuesday they focused on political,security and commercial bilateral subjects. As turkish ambassador Yunus Demirer said the two leaders discussed key regional issues like Syria,Yemen,Lybia and Iran besides bilateral security cooperation and terrorism. The turkish President also met the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the two focused on combating terrorism and cooperation on security issues. Due to the call for a safe zone in northern Syria by Erdogan on Monday, Syria was a key issue during these talks with top Saudi officials and Foreign Minister al-Jubeir said the Kingdom and Turkey have identical positions on that.
Saudi Arabia is expected to take a major role in trying to solve the Libyan crisis, inviting key players from all sides of the divide to a meeting aimed at ending it. Riyadh is still undecided, though, on the location of the meeting, a prominent source in Riyadh very close to the Saudi authorities has told. Five days ago, following talks in Washington with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, US Secretary of State John Kerry said there had been discussions on “a multinational group meeting of the main stakeholders somewhere in the next 10 to 12 days”. The aim was “to take certain key steps that could actually strengthen the ability of government to be able to serve the people of Libya”. Both the Americans and the Saudis had also agreed on the need for a united fight in Libya against the so-called Islamic State. According to the Saudi source, Riyadh now feels to become fully involved.