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Forces loyal to the legitimate government in the Al-Mansoura district in Aden after they pushed Al-Qaeda out of parts of the southern city (AFP). Inset: General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar and bin Daghr

Forces loyal to the legitimate government in the Al-Mansoura district in Aden after they pushed Al-Qaeda out of parts of the southern city (AFP). Inset: General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar and bin Daghr

In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, the Yemeni presidential adviser Yasin Makkawi said that the legitimate government is considering forming an “emergency government” a day after President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi appointed General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar as the new vice president and Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr as the new prime minister.

On his part, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Yemen Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi anticipates that changes will be made to some ministerial portfolios in the near future. These changes will also include a reshuffle of the government team participating in the upcoming negotiations in Kuwait which will take place on the 18th of April.

In a related development, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir confirmed yesterday that the aim of the Houthi delegation’s visit to Riyadh was to search for a solution to the crisis in Yemen. However, he denied that former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s representatives participated in negotiations in Saudi Arabia recently.