A high-level conference will be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Monday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to discuss political solutions to the Yemeni crisis.

The event will be held under the sponsorship of Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr and GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani.

“The conference will discuss several issues, including the 2011 GCC Initiative, its executive mechanisms, the peaceful transition of power, the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference and Security Council resolution 2216,” said Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Negotiations at the GCC Dr. Abdulaziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg.

It will also discuss the UN efforts to end the Yemeni crisis through reaching a peaceful solution based on the agreed terms of references and steps to complete the initiative.

The ambassadors of the 19 countries supporting the political process in Yemen, group of Yemen’s friends as well as the embassies of countries, international organizations and diplomatic bodies will participate in the conference.

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