News story: Foreign Office urges all sides in Yemen to participate in National Dialog

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Ministry of Defence said:
Looking ahead to the start of the National Dialogue Conference on Monday 18 March, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:
National Dialogue lies at the heart of the political transition in Yemen. The dialogue is the best and only opportunity for Yemenis of all sides to come together, resolve their political differences peacefully, and participate in creating a new future for their country. The dialogue will require the broadest possible participation. We encourage all Yemenis, including participants from the South, North, youth groups, women and all established parties, to seize this opportunity. National Dialogue will not be an easy process and there will be disagreements. But we urge all sides to engage seriously with open minds and without pre-conditions.
There are some groups, inside and outside Yemen, who wish to undermine this process. The UN Security Council made clear in its Presidential Statement of 15 February that this will not be tolerated. President Hadi and other Yemeni political leaders have shown great resolve and determination, and it is now time for Yemenis to decide together what their future holds. The UK as a friend and ally wishes them well. We look forward to a positive and decisive outcome from the National Dialogue Conference.
[h=3]Further Information[/h]Read about the Friends of Yemen meeting that took place in London on 13 March
British Embassy in Yemen website



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Wordsmith

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Yeah, I can really see all sides in Yemen saying: "We've had a stern warning from the foreign office. We'll immediately stop all violence and engage in National Dialogue".

Or perhaps not...

Wordsmith
 
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Hague's speech on the front of the "British Embassy in Yemen" website is well-constructed if compared with other current FCO publicity - his Private Office team serves him well. But the statement above (from deeper in the BEIY website above) is not far off gibberish, seemingly written by a junior diplomat who is either female, ethnic minority, or both, and who desperately needs to go on a Basic Drafting course - nothing like the good, solid submissions of years ago. But the FCO of these days really does believe in promoting the dynamism (and therefore inexperience) of youth.

Mr Cynic
 
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Yeah, I can really see all sides in Yemen saying: "We've had a stern warning from the foreign office. We'll immediately stop all violence and engage in National Dialogue".

Or perhaps not...

Wordsmith
Given we cannot send a gunboat anymore, highly unlikely.

Pass the khaat and lets just crack on as usual, eh ya-shaabab?!
 
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It's been said before that all the "white" nations need to do is wait - within a few years the vast majority of Africans will have wiped themselves out either with AIDS or war. The whole area will then be available for recolonisation.
 
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Mitch500

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It's been said before that all the "white" nations need to do is wait - within a few years the vast majority of Africans will have wiped themselves out either with AIDS or war. The whole area will then be available for recolonisation.
Have you not noticed we are being "colonised" ourselves at the moment? I would hazard that in a couple of generations this country will be Muslim. With current breeding patterns our grandchildren will be a minority.
 
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Have you not noticed we are being "colonised" ourselves at the moment? I would hazard that in a couple of generations this country will be Muslim. With current breeding patterns our grandchildren will be a minority.
Yea - our possible Muslim future has been mentioned before elsewhere. And how many of these "invaders" might be bringing HIV and AIDS with them? Seems to be a sort of musical chairs going on- I'd be quite happy if we got South Africa to ourselves as a result ..... But then we would repeat history and start inviting immigrants in, wouldn't we!
 

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