ADEN - SABA
Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik returned to the interim capital Aden today to exercise his duties in accordance with the Riyadh Agreement signed between the government and the Southern Transitional Council.
The prime minister is accompanied by a number of cabinet members and officials.
They were greeted at Aden International Airport by Aden Governor Ahmed Salmeen, local authority leaders and a number of security and military leaders.
In a statement to the media upon his arrival at Aden International Airport, the Prime Minister affirmed the government's commitment to implement the Riyadh agreement, normalize the situation in the liberated areas, reform the status of state institutions and absorb all forces within the state structure.
He pointed out that the challenges facing the government and the people are great and require uniting all efforts and forces behind the project of restoring the state and building institutions.
Abdulmalik said that the events witnessed in Aden represent a lesson for all, stressing the need to separate political competition from the interests of the people and state institutions, which by nature, are not for bargaining and not to be obstructed.
He added that the government will launch an urgent plan to normalize the situation in the city of Aden, improve services and create a positive atmosphere for the implementation of the agreement.
The Prime Minister stressed that the imperative of the presence of state institutions in the interim capital Aden and the rest of Yemeni, as the main significance of the Riyadh Agreement and the only guarantor of security and stability.
He said that "everyone today is a partner in the responsibility to successfully accomplish tasks stipulated in the Riyadh Agreement, and therefore it is not wise to maintain the rhetoric of tension, and the people watching and distinguish between those who want stability and those who push for tension and chaos."
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