Oman Reveals Results of Visit to Sana’a and Most Prominent Points of Contention
The Sultanate of Oman revealed the results of its delegation’s visit to Sana’a. This comes in light of the controversy after the delegation left without results.
Muhammad Al-Araimi, the Omani expert and head of the Omani Journalists Syndicate, indicated that the delegation succeeded in obtaining a new deadline from Sana’a to implement a new round of negotiations, which is expected to start in the coming days.
Al-Araimi said, according to what was reported by the media, there was a semi-primary agreement on truce and stopping the escalation, where his country arranges the resumption of negotiations, referring to the negotiations it sponsored between Sana’a and Riyadh.
In the context, a Yemeni political expert participating in the local mediations expected that the new round of negotiations would include a discussion of the confidence-building steps mechanism. Pointing out that these steps will include a mechanism for paying salaries, lifting the blockade, exchanging prisoners, and arranging for comprehensive negotiations solution in which local mediation will be activated.
For his part, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, a former diplomat, described the progress made by the Omani mediation as “minimal,” noting that confidence-building measures are still an obstacle to any progress.
Al-Qirbi called for providing guarantees to the Yemeni parties to implement humanitarian entitlements referring to Sanaa’s demands for the payment of salaries and lifting the siege.
A high-ranking Omani delegation left Sana’a, days after a new visit, in which it met the leaders of Houthis headed by the leader of the movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.