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Yemeni Govt Pledges Pragmatic Program to Achieve Stability, End Insurgency

Yemeni Govt Pledges Pragmatic Program to Achieve Stability, End Insurgency

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 - 08:15
Yemeni cabinet session (Saba News Agency)

The Yemeni government has promised to set a pragmatic program that would lead to stability, end the Houthi coup, and improve services in liberated areas.

The cabinet held on Wednesday a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik in the interim capital Aden, to review the latest military and political developments, and to discuss services provided to Yemenis.

The Prime Minister stressed that the government must succeed and will carry out all its duties to achieve the aspirations of citizens.

He noted that the cabinet will prioritize ending the coup, restore state institutions, and achieve stability and economic recovery, according to Saba news agency.

The government is facing difficult and exceptional challenges necessitating a focus on issues that interest citizens, according to Abdulmalik.

He stressed that the success of the current government is an indication of the maturity of political parties, along with their ability to deal with difficulties and prioritize citizens’ interests.

The PM warned that the risks arising from the previous recession are serious and cannot be ignored.

Abdulmalik explained that the government program would have “a clear vision” on major issues, indicating the necessity of joining efforts and investing the success achieved so far in implementing the Riyadh Agreement to move forward.

The Yemeni cabinet affirmed that the program will focus on a set of issues, objectives, and public policies regarding economic, financial, and monetary reform.

He also affirmed his confidence in Yemen's partners, namely the Saudi-led Coalition, and donor support to the government's plans and programs.

The PM noted that it will be directly reflected on citizens and their basic needs and help achieve economic recovery.

The cabinet welcomed the US administration's decision to designate the Houthi militias a terrorist organization that came into effect on Tuesday.

The US designation will help limit the influence of Iran and end financing and arms supply to the terrorist organizations, noted the government, indicating that peace is the only option to help achieve stability and security in the region.

The government will constantly coordinate with the US government to take all appropriate measures that mitigate the impacts of this decision on relief and humanitarian missions in Yemen, particularly in militia-controlled regions, according to Saba.

The meeting also approved the general tenders of the two phases 5 and 7 for establishing two solar energy stations, one in Abyan with a total capacity of 20MGW and another al-Maharah with a 10 MGW capacity.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ahmad Binmubarak discussed Wednesday with UK State Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs James Cleverly humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

Binmubarak welcomed licenses issued by the US Treasury for facilitating humanitarian work in Yemen after blacklisting the Houthis, according to official sources.

He confirmed the government's keenness on tackling the humanitarian situation, stressing the importance of exerting utmost efforts for pressuring the insurgents to change their criminal approach and resort to peace.

For his part, Cleverly confirmed UK's readiness to support the government in facing economic and humanitarian challenges.

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