Announcement

Foreign Secretary welcomes formation of new Government of Yemen

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed the formation of the new Government of Yemen under the leadership of Vice-President Hadi.

Speaking today, he said:

“I welcome the formation of the new Government of Yemen under the leadership of Vice-President Hadi. This is another significant step forward in the implementation of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative.

“All political and military leaders in Yemen must now allow the new Government to tackle the desperate security and economic needs of its people. Today’s announcement offers a crucial opportunity to address these priorities as well as the ongoing threat posed by Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula. It is vital that the new government continues to adhere to the Gulf Cooperation Council plan. Our Embassy in Sana’a will be meeting Yemeni Ministers next week to explore what practical support we can offer”.