On Tuesday, August 14, MEI hosted a roundtable discussion featuring Mohamed Abu Lahoum, formerly a senior member of the General Peoples Congress and a founding member of the Justice and Development Bloc. Participants discussed discussed the latest developments in the Yemen political and security situation, including coalition operations around Hodeidah and potential outcomes of the upcoming September meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Amb. (ret.) Gerald Feierstein, director for government relations, policy, and programs at MEI, moderated the discussion.
Mohamed Abu Lahoum
Mohamed Abu-Lahoum was an executive member of the General People’s Congress (GPC) in Yemen in 2004. Prior to that, he was a member of the first parliament in the United Yemen, was elected as chairman of the Development Committee in Parliament between 1988-1990, and also served as chairman of the Economic Committee between 1990-1993. Abu-Lahoum resigned from the GPC in 2011 and joined the youth revolution. He is a member of the Technical Committee for National Dialogue and vice chair of the Southern Committee.