The Sultanate of Oman revealed the results of its delegation’s visit to Sana’a. This comes in light of the controversy after the delegation left without results.
Muhammad Al-Araimi, the Omani expert and head of the Omani Journalists Syndicate, indicated that the delegation succeeded in obtaining a new deadline from Sana’a to implement a new round of negotiations, which is expected to start in the coming days.
Al-Araimi said, according to what was reported by the media, there was a semi-primary agreement on truce and stopping the escalation, where his country arranges the resumption of negotiations, referring to the negotiations it sponsored between Sana’a and Riyadh.
In the context, a Yemeni political expert participating in the local mediations expected that the new round of negotiations would include a discussion of the confidence-building steps mechanism. Pointing out that these steps will include a mechanism for paying salaries, lifting the blockade, exchanging prisoners, and arranging for comprehensive negotiations solution in which local mediation will be activated.
For his part, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, a former diplomat, described the progress made by the Omani mediation as “minimal,” noting that confidence-building measures are still an obstacle to any progress.
Al-Qirbi called for providing guarantees to the Yemeni parties to implement humanitarian entitlements referring to Sanaa’s demands for the payment of salaries and lifting the siege.
A high-ranking Omani delegation left Sana’a, days after a new visit, in which it met the leaders of Houthis headed by the leader of the movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.