Security Council cautions Yemen to honor transition timetable

Security Council cautions Yemen to honor transition timetable
# 29 September 2012 04:01 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The UN Security Council on Friday applauded the government of Yemen for its progress in implementing the transition agreement, but stressed the importance of honoring the timetable in a "transparent, peaceful, inclusive and timely manner," APA reports quotingt Xinhua

The transition agreement was created after the beginning of the 2011 uprising and reiterates "the upcoming national dialogue conference, adoption of the transitional justice law, setting up a new electoral commission and ongoing security sector reform," said the 15-nation council in a press release issued here.

The Friends of Yemen, a group of countries including the five permanent members of the Security Council - China, France, Russia, Britain and the United States - and Gulf states, held a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the General Debate of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday.

The Security Council reinforced the "endeavors to implement the political transition agreement," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the statement said, "all those responsible for human rights violations and abuses must be held accountable."

The grave humanitarian situation in Yemen has created a number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), food insecurity and malnutrition concerns, reports said.

Preparation work for the national dialogue conference has commenced and is expected to affect the 2013 constitution making process and allow for general elections to take place in February 2014.
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