EU supports Hadi’s transitional government
During the press conference, which was held in Sana’a, Cervone pointed out that there are several messages that the European Union wants to send to all political parties in Yemen. The first message is that EU entirely supports Hadi’s government. In addition, the EU is optimistic about the steps taken by Hadi, such as formation of the Communication Committee before the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference.
“The stand of the international community is neutral, and all Yemen factions have the right to participate in the dialogue,” Cervone said.
Moreover, the EU warns against getting in the way of Yemen’s peaceful political transition process.
Cervone expressed concerns over trouble in the power transfer process. “We are concerned about the attempts aimed at derailing the peaceful transitional process in Yemen,” he added.
During the conference, some journalists posed questions in relation to military restructuring and a suitable climate for the dialogue. Cervone indicated that a suitable political climate for hosting the dialogue may still be a long way off, and that big changes do not take place overnight.
“Nobody could believe the success of the presidential election that happened on February 21. It was against all odds,” he noted.
After a meeting held on May 14, the European Union council announced its assessments on Yemen. They called for the support of President Hadi and his determination to implement the U.S. backed, GCC-initiated power transfer deal.