On Saturday, the Yemeni newly-appointed government led by Prime Minister Moein Abdel-Malik Saeed took the oath of office in the Saudi capital Riyadh before president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
last week, the Yemeni President announced the formation of a power-sharing government, in accordance with the terms of the Riyadh Agreement jointly signed with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in November last year.
“The government consists of 24 portfolios divided equally between the north and south, as stipulated in the Riyadh Agreement,” Hadi said.
“The declared government faces historical urgent responsibilities that require serious and resolute work, a broad national vision, a clear and sound political and economic program, and a solid will to (end) the coup (by Houthi rebels), restore the state and stability, build institutions, develop resources, confront corruption and improve services.”
President Hadi has been staying in and running the country from Riyadh since he was ousted by the Houthis five years ago.
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since late 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces including the capital Sanaa.
Earkier today, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, said that the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile from Amran province, to land in Al-Jawf Governorate.
In a statement, Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, said that Houthi militia launched the drone in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the southern region.