NRM starts new channels of communication towards peace in Yemen

In response to local and regional developments, and at a time when Yemenis are experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in this century after nearly seven years of war in Yemen, the National Reconciliation Movement is opening multiple channels of communication and networking with stakeholders at the local, regional and international levels. This is in continuation of its establishment process towards achieving peace in Yemen. 

Consequently, the movement welcomes the recent peace initiative presented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aimed at ending the war, which was welcomed nationally and internationally. NRM members, who hail from all backgrounds and represent the diverse Yemeni community in Yemen and abroad, are working to present a roadmap for Yemeni peace that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people while being compatible with common regional and international interests. 

Achieving peace in Yemen is not the responsibility of one particular entity, and accordingly, the National Reconciliation Movement urges all Yemeni parties to have the courage to play their role in extricating Yemen from this tragedy, and to deal positively with all initiatives that contribute to achieving the desired peace.

This is an opportunity to create progress in our path to end the war and sit together as Yemenis at the negotiating table to reach a fair and comprehensive peace agreement.

It is worth noting that the National Reconciliation Movement is a national political gathering that includes tens of Yemeni figures from all disciplines and experiences inside and outside Yemen. It aims to present a project to end the war and address its effects, and to promote national reconciliation. Through a comprehensive national recovery based on a just and comprehensive peace agreement that paves the way for building the modern Yemeni state that responds to the aspirations and interests of the Yemeni people. 

Dozens of high-level professionals join NRM

In its effort to expand its membership base, the National Reconciliation Movement welcomed over thirty new members in its ranks hailing from all trends, sectors and segments of society from various regions of Yemen and abroad.

In a virtual meeting today, a few of the founding members welcomed dozens of new members who are among the most influential and professional Yemeni men and women from diverse backgrounds and specializations. In the meeting, Professor Ayoub Al-Hammadi, leading founder of the initiative and member of the Supervisory Council, presented a brief overview of the movement, its principles and goals to the new members. Engineer Khaled Abdul Wahid Numan, one of the founders and a member of the Supervisory Council, elaborated by providing a historical references to the dilemma of the modern Yemeni state, and what NRM is doing it to achieve its goals, expressing his delight to meet with the new members and work with them to seek an end to the war, achieve comprehensive and just peace and build an equal citizenship state that meets the needs, rights and aspirations of the Yemeni people.

The new members enriched the discussion through posing a number of constructive interventions and important questions, in addition to shedding light on some of their personal and professional experiences and what they can contribute to serving the goals of the movement at the national, regional and international levels.

Mrs. Houria Mashour, one of the founders and a member of the Supervisory Board, concluded the meeting by affirming that the movement will continue its work at all organizational and internal levels, in addition to continuing to communicate with various stakeholders nationally, regionally and internationally.

It is worth noting that the National Reconciliation Movement is a national political gathering that includes a number of Yemeni national figures from all disciplines and scientific, political and security experiences inside and outside Yemen, which aims to present a project to end the war and address its effects, and to promote national reconciliation and comprehensive national recovery to reach a just and comprehensive peace that paves the way for building a stable and modern Yemeni state that responds to the aspirations and interests of the Yemeni people.

Yemen’s National Reconciliation Movement concludes its first preparatory conference

Under the slogan “Our common grounds,” the National Reconciliation Movement concluded its two-day preparatory conference yesterday, which was attended by members of the movement including political leaders, and intellectuals and scientific elites, from inside and outside Yemen. 

Participants in the conference eagerly contributed their ideas and insights to the larger framework of the movement aiming at achieving just and sustainable peace by ending the conflict and working towards building the modern Yemeni civil state.

Various working papers were presented in the conference starting with an introductory to the movement and its goals and principles, as well as political and media contexts, presenting solutions and measures conducive to bridging the rift between all parties and ending the war. The experts also presented on reforming and rehabilitation of the state’s institutions such as the military and security, civil service, central bank and monetary institutions. Topics relating to transitional justice and national reconciliation were discussed as well as development priorities in terms of education, development, and recovery.

These papers were enriched with constructive discussion and the interventions of a large number of members of the movement from political, diplomatic and academic personalities and experts in various disciplines. 

It is worth noting that the National Reconciliation Movement aims at ending the war through presenting a Yemeni-led alternative to all the conflict parties based on national consensus and the best interest of the community as a whole. To achieve this, the NRM relies in its policy on the principle of unification and non-exclusion and achieving a delicate balance of the various trends between the various Yemeni forces, with the aim of ensuring that Yemen is pulled out of its historical predicament by presenting a national peace initiative that enjoys consensus and regional and international support. 

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Yemen’s National Reconciliation Movement to launch First Preparatory Conference

The newly established National Reconciliation Movement (NRM) of Yemen launches its first preparatory meeting in a two-day conference between 9th and 10th January 2021, presenting its core team of distinguished Yemeni men and women from all fields and expertise, who have come together to contribute to promoting peace and building a new Yemen.

The topics discussed at the conference introduce elements of NRM’s peace project designed by its leadership and aiming at ending the war and achieving national reconciliation and transitional justice, leading towards finally achieving sustainable peace and stability.

During the conference, the movement’s objectives, principles, goals and strategic framework will be presented. A number of experts from within the movement will present papers in politics, media, the economy, development, transitional justice, state building and international relations among other topics.

With this conference, Yemen’s NRM aims to launch a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue focusing on the ways forward, recommending practical steps towards achieving national reconciliation and a prosperous country with the support of countries in the region and the international community.