The internationally recognized Yemeni government and the southern separatists signed an agreement in Riyadh on Tuesday new Government and the equal distribution of ministries, after the secessionists in August perpetrated a "coup d'etat".
"This agreement opens a new stage of stability, construction and development in Yemen, "Mohamed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, said in a speech before the rubric, which has sponsored the negotiations of recent weeks in its territory.
The agreement was signed by two representatives of the Yemeni Executive and the Southern Transitional Council (CTS), in the presence of Bin Salman; the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, and the internationally recognized Yemeni president, Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi.
The crown prince was convinced that the pact will pave the way for "more understandings" among Yemenis and to reach a solution that ends the crisis in the country.
He also renewed his support for Yemen, where Riyadh leads since 2015 an Arab military coalition that intervenes in favor of Hadi and against the Houthi rebels, who control important parts of territory in the north and west of the country.
"We have done a lot for Yemen and the entire region, we have provided support and help to the Yemeni people and we will continue with the objective of achieving the aspirations of the Yemeni people to recover their country and reach a political solution, "he said in his speech, the only one of the ceremony.
According to the news agency Saba, controlled by the Yemeni Government, the pact signed today stipulates the formation within thirty days of a new technocratic executive, who will have twenty-four departments to be divided equally between the northern and southern provinces from Yemen.
On the military level, the forces loyal to Hadi and the CTS deployed in Aden, Abian and Shabua since the crisis broke out last August must return to their initial positions in the next two weeks, a period in which they must also withdraw from the city that serves as headquarters to the Government all heavy weapons.
These will have to be relocated in fields controlled by the Arab coalition outside of Aden.
In addition, Saba reported that, under the pact, these camps will host all troops on both sides within one month now in Aden and only one presidential guard brigade will be responsible for protecting the main institutions and leaders of the parties. Signatories
Likewise, all military formations must become under the control of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense and Interior.
The spokesman of the CTS, Nizar Haizam, expressed in statements to Efe his "optimism about the success of the agreement signed today under the auspices of Saudi Arabia and the efforts of the Government of the Kingdom."
"The efforts will now focus on combating Houthi terrorism," he added, detailing that the pact will allow the new Executive to be distributed and achieve 50% of it.
The separatists have the backing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which in turn is a key part of the Arab coalition, although in recent weeks they have begun withdrawing their troops from southern Yemen.
Last August, the secessionists managed to take over the temporary control of Aden, the temporary headquarters of the internationally recognized government, after colliding with the government troops, something that the Hadi Executive denounced as "a coup d'etat against legitimate state institutions."