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Yemen Committed To Democratic Values – Shura Chairman


Yemen under the leadership of President Ali Abdullah Saleh “has always demonstrated its deep commitment to the values of democracy,” said Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, Shura chairman, according to Yemeni state news agency SABA.


According to Abdul Ghani, Yemen has created an encouraging environment for the principles of intellectual and political pluralism, for effective legislative, supervisory and parliamentary accountability practice and for respecting human rights and opinions and empowering the women to contribute to the public issues, SABA reported.


SABA reported that Abdul Ghani made the comments Saturday a speech to the fifth conference of the Association of Senates, Shura and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World being held in Gabon’s capital Libreville, Abdul Ghani added that democracy in Yemen is open to changes aimed at deepening the institutional state, and promoting democracy practice and the role of the legislative authority.

Additionally, according to SABA, Abdul Ghani highlighted the impacts of today’s changes including unacceptable forms deemed as interference in others’ affairs, urging the association to play an active role to affirm the natural right of the countries in Africa and the Arab World for respecting their choices and priorities: first and foremost non-interference in their own matters.

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