President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi made a speech on the arrival of Ramadan, the month of fasting, in which he urged to defend the national unity which remains the safety valve for Yemen's security and stability.
Ramadan arrived this year amid warnings of a hunger crisis affecting half the country's population and that one million children under five face malnutrition.
About 250,000 children under five are severely malnourished and they are expected to face the danger of death in coming months, the UN has warned, coinciding with calls by aid agencies to deliver urgent aid for the country.
The holy month of Ramadan comes while the Yemeni people are entering the second phase of the power-transfer deal, which was brokered by the GCC and backed by the UN last year, he said.
"In this phase, a comprehensive national dialogue will take place that will be dedicated to discussing all key national issues to heal the national rift and produce outcomes with which all the Yemeni people can go ahead toward a new era," he said.
"All the people will be equal under the rule of law which will be imposed on the bases of justice and without favoritism of individuals or groups," he said.
The Yemeni army will continue to eradicate terrorism which has largely affected the country's security and interests, Hadi said in his speech.
In his first speech on such occasion since he was elected as the new president under the deal, Hadi urged the media and intellectuals to contribute to raising the awareness of the people about the principles that deepen their unity and avoid what distort their message.
"The responsibility of the media and intellectuals is to contribute to deepening reconciliation to pave the way for a successful dialogue which in turn will lay the bases for good governance, new civil state and equal citizenship," he added.
"The purpose of the dialogue is to establish short-term and long-term visions for economic reform since the economic deterioration has been blamed for other challenges in the country," he said. "It is time to start a new era where politics are supposed to serve economy, not the opposite".
Furthermore, Hadi urged the power-sharing government to stop political and party disagreements and to focus on its real responsibilities to restore the political, economic and security balance.
"There should be a special focus on completing the implementation of the power-transfer deal and a hard work toward a productive dialogue," he continued.