In addition, the parties pledged to end “all media activities” against Egypt and to “work to end all crimes in the Egyptian media.” This is probably the best that both sides can hope for, as neither side was able to defeat the other on the southern battlefield. The agreement was signed after Saudi Arabia began negotiations on August 11, 2019, after the TSCs expelled Hadi loyalists from Aden and other southern regions. This section describes the main points of the agreement.1 The forces that advanced towards Aden, Abyan and Shabwa, the site of deadly clashes between government forces and the STC, must return to their original positions under the agreement. .