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Riyadh – Under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, the Yemeni government is working on renormalizing the conditions, providing services for citizens and finalizing the preparations to move the Yemeni Central Bank to Aden, following the issuance of the presidential decree few days ago.

Bin Daghr returned home on Thursday along with seven ministers to the southern city of Aden, the temporary capital as rebels continue to rule Sanaa.

The Prime Minister flew from Riyadh to the port city where he said upon arrival that his return was “final.” He toured several Arab countries, including UAE, Egypt and Sudan.

Moreover, Bin Daghr said his return was prompted by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s decision to move the central bank from Sanaa to Aden.

Yemen’s Information Minister Moammer al-Eryani confirmed earlier that President Hadi will return to Aden after finishing his current visit to the United States.

Al-Eryani told Asharq Al-Awsat that there arrangements are underway to receive the Yemeni president, but he refused to give further details.

Regarding preparations to move the Central Bank, official sources confirmed that everything is going as scheduled and arranged according to what the government has approved, stressing that the citizens will benefit from the results of these efforts put in the near future.

On the other hand, the Yemeni government announced that it is preparing a precautionary, security plan to counter terrorist organizations and sleeper cells in order to protect Aden.

According to Dr. Bin Daghr, the government is undergoing its plan to normalize the living situations in liberated areas, free the capital city, Sana’a, and the other areas controlled by Houthi and Saleh militias in order for them to implement U.N. resolution 2216 and what is left from the Gulf initiative, its implementation mechanism and the outcomes of the national dialogue.

Moreover, within the renormalization process, Yemen’s Prime Minister ordered the transformation of five billion Yemeni Riyals to the Central Bank in order to face the urgent needs for the purchase of diesel or fuel oil for the power plants in the temporary capital, Aden.