Yemeni President Hadi announced the formation of a coalition government with the Southern Transitional Council on the 18th local time.
According to the presidential decree signed by Hadi, the coalition government is composed of 24 ministers, and the current Prime Minister of Yemen, Said, will serve as the Prime Minister of the coalition government. Five officials of the Southern Transitional Council will serve in the coalition government.
December 10, with the mediation of the Saudi Arabia-led multinational coalition, the Yemeni government reached an agreement with the Southern Transitional Council to implement the military and security provisions of the Riyadh agreement previously signed by the two sides to clear the way for the establishment of a coalition government in Yemen.
On the 16th, the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council completed the withdrawal and redeployment of their troops from the fighting areas in the southern province of Abyan