The National Dialogue Communication Committee held a press conference on Saturday afternoon to discuss the latest developments regarding, and preparations for, the upcoming National Dialogue.
The committee’s role is to prepare the official committee for the national dialogue. Dr. Al-Iryani said, “The meeting was very fruitful, and now the Houthis are with the national dialogue.”
For his part, Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Anesi said all parties will participate in the national dialogue – “even Salafis.”
“We are dealing with organizations, not individuals – Ahmed Ali [Saleh] and Ali Mohsen represent an integral part of such entities and leadership,” Dr. Al- Iryani said.
Dr. Al-Iryani stated that women will participate in the national dialogue in the same fashion as men. He also announced that Yemenis should have a short reflection about the past in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes. “The national dialogue should be a political dialogue which condemns violence, war and terrorism,” he said.
“Disagreements and contradictions between and in our political powers will not affect the success of the national dialogue. We will do our best to make it a success,” concluded Dr. Al-Iryani.