Yemen’s New PM Says Has Three Priorities

Yemen’s New PM Says Has Three Priorities

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 06:30
Yemen’s newly appointed Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik (L) and Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi pose for photos in Riyadh (Saba)
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat
The economy, humanitarian work and services topped the priorities of the new Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, as announced in a tweet after taking the oath in front of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday.
 
Hadi stressed that the prime minister “will receive all forms of support and help so that he and members of the government can carry out their duties to serve the citizens and achieve their aspirations for security, stability and a decent life.”
 
“We are aware of the magnitude of the current difficulties and challenges resulting from the Houthi coup and its repercussions; but that does not exempt anyone from assuming full responsibilities and finding all possible ways to strengthen the tasks and implement the duties,” he stated.
 
Abdulmalik, in turn, emphasized the need for national “efforts to overcome challenges and achieve the victory of the people’s will.”
 
"We will do our best to overcome the challenges of our current reality and move together towards stability, reconstruction and development with the cooperation and support of our brothers and friends,” he said.
 
The newly appointed prime minister later wrote on Twitter: “I will work hard to translate the directives of His Excellency to overcome the challenges; and we will focus our attention on economic, service and humanitarian issues as well as other tasks and duties of the government.”
 
Following the swearing-in ceremony, Hadi met with Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh, the premier and Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani.
 
The president underlined the importance of “consolidating capabilities, unifying ranks and exerting practical efforts to achieve the people’s will.”
 
He also called for defeating Iran’s project in the region and to harness the efforts to achieve economic and social stability for the Yemeni people.

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