The Political Forum for Democratic Development organized a discussion seminar this evening, with the participation of a number of politicians, researchers and diplomats through the application of zoom, under the title of political settlement projects in Yemen between solution approaches and fueling conflict.
The seminar was initiated by Dr. Omar Radman, Secretary General of the Political Forum for Democratic Development. The director of the symposium, welcoming the speakers and the attendees of the symposium, reviewing in his speech the most prominent themes of the symposium, as well as part of the outlines and files related to the Yemeni crisis and the stages of Houthi escalation in the face of peace projects.
In the first paper, the Saudi researcher and politician Suleiman Al-Aqili talked about “the Saudi role in Yemen, a reading in performance and results,” saying always and forever that the Kingdom looked at Yemen with a look full of brotherhood, neighborhood and a common destiny since ancient times, and the coalition to support legitimacy was only one of the paths of support and victory. For the brotherly people, to preserve and protect the happy security of the country, and in defense of Arab and Gulf national security interests in the entire region, especially from the Iranian ambitions lying in wait for everyone in the region.
Adding that the Kingdom has for decades contributed to providing support and assistance to the Yemeni people in various fields, politically, economically, developmentally and humanely, and that it will not hesitate at any moment to stand with Yemen and the brotherly people of Yemen, which unites with their brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, one destiny in facing any danger in the region.
For his part, Dr. Fayez Al-Nashwan, head of the Vision Center for Strategic Studies in the State of Kuwait, spoke in his paper entitled “The performance of envoys to Yemen between implementing decisions and managing dialogues.” This led to the disaster and the coup against the state and the extension of the militia’s influence in the capital and other provinces.
Dr. Al-Nashwan added that crisis management in the world cannot equate a rebel group with an internationally recognized legitimate government and enter into negotiations with it on an equal footing. What we are observing now is the endeavor of the UN envoy Martin Griffiths to establish equality in the issue of resolving the Yemeni crisis, according to his references. And not the three internationally supported references.
Al-Nashwan said that the UN envoy seeks to hand over the Houthi group a third of Yemen, through the initiative that he is trying to market in the international corridors, and to obliterate the well-known references of the solution, which are the Security Council resolutions, the Gulf initiative and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, and that there are no actual and tangible moves by the UN envoy regarding the Houthi escalation. On the city of Marib, which houses two million displaced people.
He pointed out that there are suspicious roles of the UN envoys, and they have contributed to the growth of the role of militias and their growing strength at the expense of restoring the state, which UN resolutions have emphasized.
In the third paper, “Political Approaches to the Gulf Role in Yemen,” the Omani journalist and researcher in international affairs Salem Al-Jhouri spoke, pointing out that Yemen is the strategic depth of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, as it represents the reference and origin of the Arabs, and it is the basis of the tribal depth of the Gulf Cooperation Council in particular.
He touched on the collective effort of the Gulf Council countries to extinguish the fire after the Houthi coup group occupied Sana’a in 2014, and the great efforts of the Gulf states to address the crisis and support the Yemeni state and its legitimacy through various negotiation and consultation stations, but the Houthi group torpedoed all these efforts at the last moments.
For his part, Amin al-Mashwali, head of the Justice and Construction Party branch in Taiz, reviewed international initiatives for political settlement in light of the UN decisions, in his fourth paper, stressing that the fate of those initiatives went unheeded by the Houthi coup militia, which was taken by Salam to escalate and maneuver on various fronts against the Yemeni people And tighten its control over the regions with an iron fist.
For his part, in the fifth paper, Counselor Ahmed Al-Sharabi, head of international organizations in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke about the political behavior of the Yemeni legitimacy in dealing with settlement projects, pointing to the roots of the crisis and its causes that began with the coup of the Houthi militia in 2014.
The advisor Al-Sharabi added that “the Houthis are directly responsible for the war they imposed on the state and the Yemeni people, after they occupied Sana’a and overthrown the outcomes of the consensual national dialogue, stressing that the source of the Houthi militia’s strength in rejecting peace since the beginning of the crisis comes from their militarism and their totalitarian dynastic organization Their reactionary leadership, their ideological ideology, their relations with Iran and the forces in its orbit, such as the Lebanese Hezbollah. “
The symposium included a number of posts and interventions, in general, referring to the negative role of the UN envoys towards any serious solution to end the war and restore the Yemeni state..