Hadi approves of Technical Committee recommendations
Amal Al-Bash, spokeswoman for the Technical Committee, said in a previous statement to Al-Thawra newspaper that the Technical Committee delivered the suggested points to Hadi last week. The suggestions, she said, are capable of building a good atmosphere among Yemenis to commence the National Dialogue.
Al-Basha told the Yemen Times that President Hadi requested that the Technical Committee issue a report on the issues he is able make decisions on, such as releasing all the political detainees still held following the events of 2011; healing the wounded; and beginning to implement the decisions made concerning the southern issue and Sada’a.
“These kinds of issues should be solved these days and not transferred to the National Dialogue discussion,” Al-Basha said.
Al-Basha also said the most important points of the southern issue is to return the “stolen land” and to follow up on the deported employees. She said apologizing for events in the south and in Sad’a and re-employing those who were deported as a result of the 2011 uprising are a start, adding that granting job vacancies to Sada’a employees is a good idea.
“[We should] consider people who were killed in areas with clashes as martyrs,” she said.
The final report of the National Dialogue preparation should be submitted to Hadi at the end of September, while the Technical Committee works in leaps and bounds to finish its mission on time.
“We work according to a schedule to finish on time, but we may ask for a short additional period of time if we can’t submit it on time “Al-Basha said.