Yemen received a second $250 million installment from a Saudi grant on Sunday to support salary payments.
Under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Yemeni government has received $250 million as the second installment of the grant, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
It said the support provided by the Kingdom demonstrates its dedication to promoting security, stability, and prosperity for the people of Yemen.
The support aims to bolster the Yemeni government’s budget, enhance the purchasing power of its citizens, and contribute to economic recovery in Yemen.
In August 2023, Yemen requested economic assistance from Saudi Arabia to address its budget deficit and ensure food security. In response, Saudi Arabia announced its support, amounting to $1.2 billion. “This aid will be utilized to support salaries, wages, operational expenses, and overall economic stability in Yemen,” SPA said.
The Kingdom has provided a total of approximately $11.2 billion in direct economic and developmental support from 2012 to 2023. The budget deficit support has had significant economic impacts, such as enhancing the living conditions of Yemeni citizens, bolstering the capacity of the Yemeni government, implementing economic reform programs, and empowering the Central Bank of Yemen through the activation of monetary policy tools.