Yemen's newly-appointed PM arrives in Aden

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-30 22:35:37|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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ADEN, Yemen, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's newly-appointed Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik along with other high-ranking government officials arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday from Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-backed prime minister is expected to lead his government members and resume work from the temporary headquarters in Aden province, according to local observers.

"The return of the prime minister and his government will play a vital role in addressing the economic crisis which is considered as a priority for all the people," said Hussein Hanshy, head of Aden's strategic studies.

On Oct. 15, Maeen was appointed as prime minister by Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, replacing his sacked predecessor Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr.

President Hadi sacked Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr over sharp economic crisis and currency slump, and referred him to investigation over "carelessness and failure" of his government.

Earlier in October, the pro-secesssion Southern Transitional Council blamed the Yemeni government for rampant corruption, calling for a public uprising in the port city of Aden and other neighboring main cities.

The southern port city of Aden, where Yemen's government is temporarily based, has been suffering from frequent power outages and lack of basic services including water, leading to public anger against the local authorities.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked into a civil war since the Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa, in late 2014.