Saleh chairs meeting of National Democratic Coalition Parties

SANA'A, Feb 13 (Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh headed on Sunday the meeting of the National Democratic Coalition Parties that discussed the communiqué of the Joint Meeting Parties and its partners delivered in a press conference in Sana'a. Ten days ago, President Saleh made concessions including promises he will not run for president and will not bring his son to power after his term expires in 2013. Saleh also announced initiations for political and economic reforms and called for resuming dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition through the commission for four and according to the February 2009 Agreement and the July 2010 Minutes. Saleh's concessions and initiations drew huge local, regional and international welcome and support. The meeting stressed reconciliation and avoiding the country chaos, and stressed dialogue as the best civilized way to address various issues. Criticizing the wording of the JMP communiqué, the meeting welcomed the acceptance of the JMP of Saleh's initiative for resuming dialogue, hoping the commission of four will continue its job this week according to the February 2009 Agreement and the July 2010 Minutes. The National Democratic Coalition parties look forward to holding a successful national dialogue that can lead to hold free parliamentary elections one time, the meeting said. Earlier today, the Joint Meeting Parties and its partners officially accepted the call for resuming dialogue with the ruling party that President Saleh made ten days ago. In a news conference in Sana'a, the opposition coalition said they are ready to sign this week a document determining practical steps to continue dialogue and make it a success without delay. FRSaba