Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi issued a decision to form the new government headed by Maeen Abd al-Malik, which includes 24 ministers equally between north and south, based on the Riyadh Agreement concluded in November 2019.
The new formation includes 5 ministers from the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council, as stipulated in the Riyadh Agreement signed between the Yemeni government and the Transitional Council, as well as 5 ministers from the Islah party.
Among the most prominent names included in the government were Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Haydan for the Interior, and Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali al-Maqdashi for defense.
Abdul Malik said in a tweet on Twitter, “We are confident that the new government, with the support and participation of political and societal forces and components, and the support of the brothers in the coalition to support legitimacy led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be at the level of the popular aspirations held by it despite all the challenges and complications.”
3- The government’s high confidence in the sincere fraternal support of our brothers in the Kingdom and the countries of the coalition supporting legitimacy and brotherly and friendly countries .. The solidarity of political and social forces and the people of the people and their standing with the government constitutes a guarantee for its success and the fulfillment of its duties and responsibilities that cannot be delayed or failed.
– Maeen Abdulmalek (@DrMaeenSaeed) December 18, 2020
Complete the arrangements
This development comes after the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Muhammad Al Jaber, announced a week ago that the military arrangements had been completed from the mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, after the warring forces of the Yemeni government and the Transitional Council had withdrawn from the fighting fronts in the southern governorate of Abyan. However, local and military sources said that the gunmen. The STC “still controls the city of Zinjibar, the administrative center of Abyan governorate, and the city of Aden, the interim capital of the government.
The announcement of the formation of the government had been stalled due to the disagreement between the government and the Transitional Council regarding the military and security aspect in the terms of the Riyadh Agreement. The agreement provides for the withdrawal of the “transitional” armed men from Aden to outside it, and the empowerment of the government to manage its headquarters there, in addition to the evacuation of the local authority headquarters in Zanzibar from militants. Dependents of the transitional.
In implementation of the political aspect of the Riyadh Agreement and confirmation of the success of Saudi diplomacy in resolving the crisis
Yemeni President acknowledges # Formation of the Yemeni government
Headed by Dr. Moein Abdel-Malek: pic.twitter.com/yn8t2IjK7Q
Mubarak Al-Aati (@mobarakalatty) December 18, 2020
The “Southern Transitional” backed by Abu Dhabi declared at the time this year the Autonomous Administration in Aden, and battles broke out between it and government forces.
Saudi Arabia has worked for more than a year to form a new government in Yemen in order to end the differences between the legitimate government and the “transitional” government in order to be devoted to fighting the Houthis, who are close to controlling Marib, the last stronghold of the legitimate authority in the north.
The formation of the new government came two weeks after the separation of government forces and the “transitional” forces and their redeployment in the south, which would lead to their return to the fighting fronts against the Houthis in the north and outside Aden.