GCC pulls out of Yemen talks

23 May 2011

Agreement would have seen President Saleh resign within 30 days

The GCC has pulled out of the mediation process in Yemen after President Ali Abdullah Saleh has refused to sign a deal to stand down.

GCC diplomats had brokered a deal that would have led to Saleh’s resignation in June in exchange for his immunity from prosecution. The proposed deal would have involved Saleh stepping down and a unity government from across the political spectrum taking over until free elections could be held.

But Saleh refused to sign the agreement because opposition representatives were not present at the ceremony at his palace, according to state TV.

The GCC said in a statement that it was suspending the mediation process due to a ‘’lack of stable conditions”.

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications