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On March 20, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with representatives of the Southern Transitional Council of Yemen. The event was opened by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Aidaroos Qasim Al-Zubaidi, President of the Southern Transitional Council.

On March 20, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with representatives of the Southern Transitional Council of Yemen. The event was opened by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Aidaroos Qasim Al-Zubaidi, President of the Southern Transitional Council.

During the meeting, RIAC experts and the delegation from South Yemen discussed issues relating to the position of the Southern Transitional Council regarding the future political settlement. The meeting participants touched upon the humanitarian component of the Yemeni crisis, the current state of the conflict, and the possibilities for its resolution, the position of external and regional actors, as well as promising areas for Russia's activity in the region.

The Russian side was also represented by Dmitry Mikulsky, Head of Historical Source Study Sector at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies; Sergey Serebrov, Senior Researcher at the Centre of Arabic and Islamic Studies at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies; Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics, Research Fellow at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies; Alexey Khlebnikov, RIAC Expert; Konstantin Truyevtsev, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Arabic and Islamic Studies at RAS Institute for Oriental Studies; and Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Assistant.

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