UN Secretary General phones President Saleh

SANA'A, Nov. 23 (Saba) - President Ali Abdullah Saleh received Tuesday a phone call from UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.Moon voiced his appreciation of the President Saleh's keenness on ending the ongoing crisis in the country peacefully and his positive response with the UN efforts and UN resolution 2014.Saleh valued the UN Secretary General's continuous follow-up to the developments of the situation in the country and his efforts to overcome the crisis and its negative impacts.Saleh asserted what matters "is the stage following signing the Gulf initiative and the UN's follow-up to the implementation of the initiative and its timelines operational mechanism", as well as the fulfillment of the international community's obligations to help Yemen in overcoming the crisis's effects.He indicated that contacts were underway between UN envoy to Yemen Jamal bin Omar and the Gulf Cooperation Council's States, particularly Saudi Arabia over the signature protocol.AF