President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi on Saturday met with the UN special envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar who arrived in the capital Sanaa to continue supervising the democratic transition under a West-backed power-transfer deal reached in November, Saba reported.
Hadi pointed to the important international efforts backing the transition in the country, saying they can help provide a good opportunity to prepare for and hold a successful comprehensive dialogue under the deal and the UN resolution 2014, the agency said.
He brought up the victory on Al-Qaida militants in the south, stressing the importance further cooperate and develop partnership to fight terrorism, which has no country and no religion, Saba said.
Benomar hailed the competence of the Yemeni government, assuring the UN Security Council has unanimously and unprecedentedly decided to help it overcome all challenges and lift the country out of the current situation to go toward development and prosperity.
"There are tireless measures to further back the political settlement based on the deal brokered by the GCC and its UN-sponsored implementation mechanism to ensure a successful transition process with regard to all its requirements including the dialogue expected in the coming few months," he was quoted as saying.
The meeting also dealt with other topics including the situation of basic services in Yemen at the moment as well as the efforts to rebuild Abyan province after driving Al-Qaida militants from all areas there, Saba said.
Since the Yemeni parties signed the power-transfer deal after the 2011 turmoil, the international community, especially the ten countries backing the deal, has been watching the transition closely.
They have warned officials and groups involved in attempts to obstruct the democratic transition, threatening sanctions and other suitable measures.