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Yemeni Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: New Government Formed Under Political Consensus

Yemeni Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: New Government Formed Under Political Consensus

Sunday, 20 December, 2020 - 10:15
Aden International Airport, Yemen | Photo: REUTERS

Yemeni Endowments and Guidance Minister Mohammed Aidha Shabebah confirmed that the formation of a new power-sharing government in the war-torn country is a great step towards reconciliation and takes into consideration the sensitive times lived by Yemenis.

Shabebah, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, stressed that the political components represented in the newly formed cabinet are in agreement thanks to Saudi mediation efforts and sponsorship of the Riyadh Agreement.

Yemenis, according to Shabebah, have long suffered repercussions of the nationwide coup staged by Iran-backed Houthi militias and are now looking for a hand to escape deteriorating economic, security, and social conditions.

The minister highlighted that the greatest danger facing Yemen today is the Iran-backed coup.

He also voiced hope in the new cabinet committing to its responsibilities and helping the country overcome current challenges.

The new government will work to achieve its mission and obligations in a way that fulfills the aspirations and needs of Yemenis.

With him at the helm of the Endowments and Guidance Ministry, Shabebah said that he will work relentlessly to perform his duties.

He also noted that his ministry stands at the forefront of fighting off the misguided and distorted ideology being promoted in Yemen.

He pointed out that the Ministry of Endowments and Guidance oversees six vital departments, namely endowment, guidance, and investment, the Holy Quran memorization sector, Hajj and Umrah, inheritance, and education.

According to the Riyadh Agreement, the ministry’s headquarters will be based in the interim Yemeni capital, Aden.

The minister noted that the coming phase carries a breakthrough for Yemenis if they unite their ranks to achieve economic and security stability, especially in areas liberated from Houthi militias.

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