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Aden – Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi has elected a new governor Abdulaziz al-Maflhi following Aidarous Zoubeidi who was appointed an ambassador at the Foreign Ministry.

Maflahi announced that his priorities for the coming period is reforming the services Aden, especially water, electricity and roads.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Meflhi said that he aims to stabilize the security in the city and continue to fight terrorism and extremism. He called upon all parties to unite in order to restore the life back in the city away from political disagreements.

He stressed that one of his top priorities at this stage is the rehabilitation of the public services network and to launch the economic recovery process in the country.

Meflhi added that he wants to rebuild what was destroyed by the Saleh and Houthis’ militias’ war in the city. He reiterated the importance of efforts exerted by the Saudi-led coalition.

The new governor also stated that enhancing the economic situation in the city is linked to the security, and that is why he stressed that it is importance to maintain the positive results achieved so far.

Maflhi arrived to Aden Saturday from Riyadh, Saudi capital, to take over his duties as head of the local authority in Aden.

He was received by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Major General Hussein Mohammed Arab, a large number of military and security leaders, members of the local authority and a crowd of citizens.

Sources revealed that Maflhi began holding meetings to choose his staff as many believe that he will be able to take the city out the situation it was left in following the war.

Governor Maflhi is the fourth to take this position in the city since the war erupted in 2015. He thanked all previous governors for the efforts they exerted in enhancing the security of Aden.