Yemen is planning to form a new government, entering a coalition to combat the Houthis

In order to create a united front against the Iran-backed Al Houthi jihadist movement in Yemen, the country’s coalition forces agreed to unite and form a government. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that, along with the adoption of the Riyadh agreement, the country was preparing the ground for the establishment of a new federal structure. Last year, in November 2019, the agreement to create a stable government in Yemen was signed.

“During a meeting with his advisers in Riyadh on Sunday, Hadi said,” Our meeting today comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the signing of the Riyadh Agreement, which we continue to see as a way of restoring the state, uniting efforts, and putting an end to the Houthi coup,

“We trust the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make the Riyadh Agreement effective, to help it with an economic package to preserve the value of the national currency, and to support the government in carrying out its new tasks and meeting the needs of the Yemeni people,” he added.

The historic Riyadh agreement was signed to bring peace between, on the one hand, the opposing Yemeni forces with the internationally recognised government and, on the other hand, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the liberated southern provinces, and to unite their efforts to combat the Houthis and to restore state institutions. In addition to the new coalition, they have also decided to withdraw their forces from Aden and Abyan and redeploy their military forces to fight the Houthis.

On Sunday, Hadi added that in his search to announce a new government, he will extend his support to Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, Yemen ‘s appointed prime minister. But the sources inside revealed that it would take some time to get things in place as some parties , especially the General People’s Congress and the Islah Party, were not very pleased with their ministry portfolio and requested a better role in the new Cabinet.