By NY Staff
At a meeting of southern Yemeni leaders in Cairo, Jonathan Wilks, the British Ambassador to Yemen, reportedly met with former southern president Ali Nasser, who stated a refusal to attend any meeting alongside Ali Salem and Haidar Al-Attas.
The meeting came as the first step in planned meetings between the contact commission and southern leaders to be held later this month outside Yemen.
Sources reported that at the meeting, federalism was stressed to be the only, and perfect, solution for the south’s cause.
No further details were provided about the meeting and its agenda but that it had been planned long while back and was originally intended to be held earlier. “The meeting was supposed to be held earlier last month but was delayed due to the late formation of the contact committee, stated sources.
The meeting between the contact commission and southern leaders is set to be held on June 20th. According to the contact commission, the meeting aims to convince southern leaders outside Yemen to adopt a positive attitude towards the upcoming national dialogue conference.