Saleh decides to stay in Yemen

SANA’A, Jan. 05 (Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh has decided to stay in the country and to postpone any visit abroad.The President made the decision during his meeting with a number of members of Parliament, Shura Council, the General Committee and the ministerial committee of the General People Congress (GPC).Saleh’s decision came in response to the appeals of the attendees, who demanded the President to refrain from paying any visit out of the country particularly in the difficult circumstances that required his presence, underlining that the GPC and the Yemeni people want the President to remain in the country to participate fully in ending the crisis.They stressed that the president traveling abroad would endanger the situation in Yemen and the GPC.During the meeting, President Saleh reviewed with the GPC members in the Parliament, Shura Council, the General Committee and ministers reviewed the latest developments in the national arena pertaining to the implementation of the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism signed in Saudi Arabia late in February.The meeting called on the government and the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and its partners to abide by the initiative as a whole and to be carried out according to its executive mechanism. AF