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Yemeni Government: We Will Stay in Aden Until Sana’a is Liberated | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Yemeni government said yesterday that it will stay in the city of Aden until the country’s capital Sana’a and all other provinces are liberated from rebel control.

At a meeting with leaders of the factions of the peaceful Southern Movement yesterday, the Prime Minister of Yemen Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said that “government ministers are trying to carry out their duties despite the limited powers”. The official news agency Saba said that the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of the participation of all political components in determining the future of the new Yemen during the next phase.

Bin Daghr said that he had listened to leaders of the peaceful Southern Movement’s observations about Aden, especially with regards to electricity, water, salaries and postal services during a meeting on Thursday evening. He also discussed the corruption that is prevalent in some government institutions and how to deal with this at the meeting. He stressed that the government is working hard to overcome the public services crisis and that providing electricity and securing water supplies were priorities.