The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):
The members of the Security Council welcomed the formation of Yemen’s new Government and urged all parties and political actors in Yemen to unite behind President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and the new cabinet to keep the country on the path to stability and security.
The members of the Security Council expressed their support to President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, and encouraged all parties to participate peacefully and constructively in taking forward this transition based on the full implementation of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement, the National Dialogue Conference Outcomes and the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and Implementation Mechanism.
The members of the Security Council underscored the importance of moving forward with an inclusive transition process that represents all of Yemen’s diverse communities.
Recalling the Security Council’s decision to designate three individuals as subject to the assets freeze and travel ban measures outlined, respectively, in paragraphs 11 and 15 of Security Council resolution 2140 (2014), the members of the Security Council underscored the international community’s commitment to support a peaceful Yemeni political transition process.
The members of the Security Council urged all parties in Yemen to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, refrain from provocation and fully abide by resolutions 2014 (2011), 2051 (2012) and 2140 (2014).
The members of the Security Council underscored that they remain closely engaged on the situation in Yemen and the next steps toward a peaceful political transition. In this regard, the members of the Security Council welcomed the continued and coordinated efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council, “the Group of Ten Ambassadors”, the United Nations Secretary-General’s good offices, including through the Special Adviser Jamal Benomar and the wider diplomatic community.