Yemeni Minister: Houthis destroyed Yemen’s economic development

Minister Mohammed Al-Maytami urged the international community to help rebuild Yemen. (Shutterstock/File)
Updated 10 April 2019

Yemeni Minister: Houthis destroyed Yemen’s economic development

  • The remarks came during the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development in Beirut
  • The minister asked the international community to participate in anti-poverty programs in Yemen

DUBAI: Yemen’s economic and developmental achievements have been destroyed by the ongoing Houthi war, the country’s trade and industry minister has said.

“The Houthi war destroyed all the economic and developmental achievements in Yemen,” Minister of Industry and Trade Mohammed Al-Maytami said during the opening of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s Arab Forum for Sustainable Development in Beirut.

The minister called on the UN and the participating countries to support Yemen during the hardships its facing, participate in the rebuilding of the country and finance the anti-poverty programs to help Yemen achieve the UN Sustainable Goals, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

Meanwhile at least eight Houthi militants were killed in Arab Coalition air raids east of Saada, SPA reported.

The Arab Coalition jets targeted Houthi positions in mountains, where the militants were hiding.


Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

Updated 1 min 41 sec ago

Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

  • Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week

DUBAI: Jordan’s third phase of work resumption in the public sector will begin next week, state news agency Petra reported.
Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week, the report added, citing the Civil Service Bureau President Sameh Al-Nasser.
Some employees will be asked not to work from the office, such as those who have medical records, pregnant and breastfeeding, Al-Nasser added.
He also urged workers to comply with the precautionary measures set by the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities.