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Security Council Press Statement on Yemen
The following Security Council press statement was issued on 12 April by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):
The members of the Security Council welcomed the decrees issued by President [Abdrabuh Mansour] Hadi on 10 April 2013 on the reorganization of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Yemen. They affirmed that such steps were consistent with the Transition Agreement and Security Council resolutions 2014 (2011) and 2051 (2012), and supported the goals and objectives of the National Dialogue Conference. The members of the Security Council called on all parties in Yemen to support the President’s decrees and to work to ensure their prompt implementation.
The members of the Security Council reiterated the need for the transitional period in Yemen to be a Yemeni-led process, underpinned by a commitment to democracy, good governance, rule of law, national reconciliation and respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people in Yemen.
The members of the Security Council called upon all parties to honour the timetable and benchmarks set out in the Transition Agreement and for all sides to act in good faith, in a peaceful, transparent, constructive, and reconciliatory manner.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen.
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