After many long mediations, the Yemeni coalition government was officially sworn in in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on the 26th local time.
In an interview with the reporter of the Central Station, the government officials of the coalition government said that the formation of the coalition government has a positive effect on promoting stability in southern Yemen, but given the persistence of the separation between the north and the south of Yemen, as well as the real difficulties such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 epidemic in the country, the coalition government still faces many challenges after its formation. .
With Saudi Arabia’s continuous good offices, the coalition government formed by the Hadi government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council was officially sworn in on the 26th.
Waid, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Coalition Government, said that the formation of a coalition government is a new starting point for Yemen, and the top priority is to promote the process of domestic reconstruction in Yemen.
Waid Bajib, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Joint Government of Yemen: In the upcoming 2021, one of the priorities of the coalition government is to integrate all forces to promote reconstruction.
Specifically, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation will further strengthen communication with the international community and continue to coordinate with other government departments and local officials in the southern provinces under the leadership of the Prime Minister to strive for a rapid response mechanism to guarantee all international aid funds and materials to be quickly distributed to all people in need.
Although the Yemeni coalition government has been sworn in, it still faces many challenges.
The first is the integration of military forces previously affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council.
The contradictions between the armed forces of the factions directly threaten the stability of the situation.
In addition to the war, the Yemeni people have experienced multiple blows such as floods, famine and locust infestation in the past year, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen has continued.
At the same time, the severe COVID-19 epidemic situation is also testing the newly completed coalition government.
Qassem Bahibah, Minister of Public Health and Housing of the Joint Government of Yemen: The current situation in Yemen is extremely difficult, and the tragedy caused by war and disease is everywhere.
After meeting with the President and the Prime Minister, the coalition government has determined the direction of its best efforts.
The first thing to do is to enhance the government’s sense of existence, especially after the coalition government began to operate in Aden, the interim capital.