Monday – October 4, 2021 – The National Reconciliation Movement’s Executive Council, decided through a voting process, on its top five priority issues to work on in the coming months in order to build trust and promote peace in Yemen. These issues are:
- Opening all Yemeni ports in a responsible manner
- Opening safe passages for humanitarian relief
- Paying public sector salaries
- Neutralising the currency and the central bank of conflict, and
- Building a national media network to promote peace
This was carried out in the council’s first, which was held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, via the Zoom platform. The council is composed of nine working tracks, whose leadership provided an overview of their updates to the council in the first session. This was followed by a moment of silence and prayer for all the victims of the war, those who died, were injured, or were displaced at home and abroad, and those whose ways of life were narrowed, their dignity humiliated, or their right to a dignified, dignified and free life was diminished. The participants in the meeting pledged to do everything possible in order to reach the comprehensive and just peace that members of the movement seek and struggle for.
On behalf of the Supervisory Council, ambassador, Dr. Khaled Al-Yamani brief the council on the latest work of the supervisory council and its efforts in ensuring smooth establishment and operation of the movement. He highlighted that the movement continues to attract Yemeni professionals and individuals committed to peace in Yemen and abroad. As well as building communication channels with stakeholders, whether from the parties to the conflict or regional or international forces, including the offices of the United Nations and American envoys and ambassadors.
One of the movement’s priorities is to engage women in a fair and influential way in decision making and across all levels, according to Dr. Fawzia Nasher, one of the founders of the movement. She spoke about the importance of the effective and equitable participation of women in the peace process, noting that the movement includes a large number of active women on the ground from inside and outside Yemen, and leaders who lead different organizations and various specializations.
In the meeting, Dr. Hamdan Dammaj, one of the founders of the movement, presented the organizational frameworks in the third session and the mechanism of action of its various components in the next stage. He also shed light on the upcoming tasks that the movement will carry out at the Yemeni, regional and international levels, and at the conclusion of his intervention, Dammaj stressed that the movement will extend its hand to all those who dedicate their pure national efforts to stop the war and return to the squares of politics, and renounce violence and honest and courageous dialogue to reach the peace for all Yemenis.
On behalf of the operational departments in the movement, Faris Al-Humairi, presented the media department’s work, Bajum Al-Azani of the financial department, and Aref Al-Azani of the regulatory department. The formation of the movement’s first geographical branch in the United States of America and Canada was also presented by its head, Adil Haniber.
The meeting final session included interventions and questions by the attendees, stressing the importance of speeding up action in everything that would save Yemen and reach to a sustainable and comprehensive peace.
The Executive Council’s meeting on Sunday, which was moderated by the Zukraiat Al-Baram, and attended by 84 members concluded with responses and clarifications by the Supervisory Council including Houria Mashhour and Khaled Al-Yamani, and Professor Ayoub Al-Hammadi, who explained the philosophy of the movement in its work based on its values and core principles. Explaining how through a carefully designed strategic plan, the movement inches closer to peace through the work of its committed passionate members.