Yemen: Aden residents react to peace deal between Yemeni govt and UAE-backed forces

Residents of the southern Yemeni city of Aden were optimistic about the recently signed peace deal between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the forces supported by the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, which formally ended months of infighting between the two parts of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi forces. «God willing, we will reform the country and see improvement... Еще, prosperity, and progress», said Abdullah Mohammed, a resident of the southern port city. Saqr Noman, another resident of Aden, agreed, stating that he hoped the agreement would be for the benefit of all. Abdo Qasim, in turn, said he hoped that the deal would succeed: «Since the Yemenis are in agreement among themselves, there will be reforms.» Earlier in the day, the Saudi state TV broadcasted the signing ceremony between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) with the presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The deal reportedly foresees a new cabinet and will enable President Hadi to return to the Saudi-backed government's capital of Aden, which had gone under STC control in August. The deal will reportedly also result in STC forces being placed under government control.

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