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Yemen Parliament Approves Budget as Presidential Council Stresses Partnership

Yemen Parliament Approves Budget as Presidential Council Stresses Partnership

Friday, 22 April, 2022 - 05:00
PLC Chairman Rashad al-Alimi is sworn in before PM Abdulmalik in Aden. (Saba)

The Yemeni parliament approved on Thursday the state budget that was submitted by the government.

The budget was approved after extensive deliberations. The government was requested to present answers to inquiries posed by the lawmakers.

A senior Yemeni official told Asharq Al-Awsat that state institutions are now functioning in an official and legal manner. The parliament is monitoring the situation and holding sides and individuals to account.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), chaired by Rashad al-Alimi, held its first meeting with the consultation and reconciliation body in the interim capital, Aden, revealed official sources.

The body is comprised of 50 figures, representing all national forces. The meeting was attended by the seven members of the PLC, Aydarous al-Zubaidi, Sheikh Sultan al-Aradah, Tariq Saleh, Abdel-Rahman al-Mahrami, Abdullah al-Alimi, Otham Majaly and Faraj al-Bahsani.

They all stressed that the "spirit of consensus and partnership" will mark the transitional period.

Chairman Alimi hoped during the meeting that that the consultation body would assist the PLC and for its members, who are experienced in politics and administrative work, to be up to the task assigned to them.

"Our people expect you to embody consensus in order to help the PLC and this, in turn, will reflect on the interests of the Yemenis and their aspirations for peace and development," he added, according to the Saba news agency.

The PLC had convened on Wednesday to address services and living conditions throughout Yemen, especially in Aden.

Official sources said the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and Aden Governor Ahmed Lamlas.

The officials tackled various pressing issues that needed to be addressed, especially electricity, healthcare, education, and the state of roads. Several urgent decisions were taken.

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