Gulf ministers to meet Yemen delegation in UAE

DUBAI- Gulf foreign ministers will meet with a Yemeni government delegation in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to discuss an initiative to end the months-long standoff between protesters and authorities, a statement said.
Abu Dhabi on Tuesday "will host an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council... with a Yemeni government delegation," the GCC said in a statement.

GCC foreign ministers met on Sunday in Riyadh with a Yemeni opposition delegation seeking details on a plan for embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure.
Saleh has since January faced protests calling for his departure, in which over 125 people have been killed.
On April 10 the GCC -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- appealed to Saleh to "announce the transfer of his powers to the vice president," Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
It also called for the formation in Yemen of "a government of national unity led by the opposition" which would be responsible for "establishing a constitution and organising elections."

Tuesday, April 19th 2011

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