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Mon, 04/11/2011 - 11:03
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GCC calls on Yemeni gov''t, opposition to discuss power transition in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, April 10 (KUNA) -- GCC foreign ministers Sunday called the government and opposition in Yemen to meet in Saudi Arabia to discuss a smooth power transition, forming a government of national unity to ultimately word a new constitution.
The foreign ministers, at the end of their second extraordinary meeting within a week, said renewed invitation to the Yemeni government and opposition to discuss principles that were outlined in a final statement.
GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani, reading the statement, said the principles stated that the President of the Republic transfer his authorities to his deputy and forming a government of national unity to be chaired by the opposition.
This government, added Al-Zayani, will be responsible for running the political, security and economic affairs of Yemen, wording a new constitution and holding elections.
He called for a smooth and secured transition in Yemen in a way that would prevent chaos and violence.
He said the Yemeni parties should commit to removing political and security tension.
The agreement to be reached by the Yemeni parties should meet aspirations of the Yemeni people.
The foreign ministers, meanwhile, reiterated concern for th e political tension and security deterioration in Yemen, as well as loss of lives.
Today's foreign ministers' meeting was specifically aimed at discussing the situation in Yemen.
Kuwait was represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.