British ambassador to Yemen, Michael Aaron, unveiled details of a meeting with South East Transitional Council President Eidros al-Zubaidi in which they discussed the issue of separation.
In a televised interview, Aaron said he had told Zubaidi that the British government remained firm in supporting the unity and stability of Yemen and that it did not support any direction for the secession of southern Yemen from its northern part.
Michael Aaron said there was a proposal to include parties from currents calling for secession in the south of the Swedish negotiations as advisers, but the United Nations did not receive a response to the proposal.
British ambassador to Yemen, Michael Aaron, said UN envoy Martin Griffith issued an official invitation to Al-Zubaiidi, but said he did not respond.
In a call to hold a Yemeni referendum on Yemen's unity, Michael Aaron said the current political and economic conditions and unrest did not allow a referendum in this regard, stressing that the solution in Yemen is to stop the war and continue with a political solution.
Aaron said the UK believes it would be better to call the South for negotiations and it is good to represent the South in all negotiations.
South Yemen, the former British colony until 1967, was an independent independent state with the capital Aden until 1990, when the north and south were united under the leadership of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Four years later, in Yemen, the separatist rebellion ended with the occupation of the northern forces in the south. The scars of that war have yet to be treated, and their consequences continue to encourage separatist tendencies.
Aden Governor Eidros Zubaidi announced the separatist movement in the south in May in response to his dismissal by Hadi.
The movement seeks the secession of South Yemen and they set up several conditions in exchange for their support for Hadi.
The Hadi government does not recognize the 26-member council, including the governors of five southern provinces and two government ministers.