Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi orders formation of new power-sharing government

Having ordered the formation of a new power-sharing government, Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on December 18, appointed Maeen Abdulmalik as the Prime Minister of the country.

A decree issued by the Yemeni presidency said, in the new government formed equally between the country’s northern and southern provinces, while General Mohammed Al Maqdashi has been named as minister of defense, the well-known politician Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak will serve as minister of foreign affairs.

The move to form new cabinet of 24 ministers comes in accordance with a peace deal signed in 2019 between the country’s government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

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