Hadi's advisor Dr. Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher announced the plans as part of the renewed push to implement the Riyadh agreement
President Hadi expected to appoint Aden governor and director of security within a week
Dr. Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher, adviser to Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, announced on Wednesday plans to appoint a governor and director of security in Aden within a week, in accordance with the political and economic annexes of the Riyadh Agreement.
The announcement follows progress this week toward the implementation of the Saudi-brokered power-sharing agreement, including military redeployments by forces loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and army troops in Hadi’s internationally recognized government, as well as the Saudi inspection of military camps the STC seized from government control during heavy clashes in Aden in August.
Bin Dagher said the military withdrawals will continue as the Saudi committee begins an inventory of some weapons in Aden, the interim capital.
"This step is a prelude to the gathering of these forces under the supervision of Saudi forces to be in their custody until the formation of a government of national unity," he said in a statement.
Hadi will appoint Aden’s governor and security director after consultations with governors and security directors by Jan. 22, Bin Dagher added.
He also emphasized that the Riyadh agreement would strengthen the anti-Houthi military alliance.
‘Yemen's future depends on the ability to build a state that protects Yemen and secures stability and development, and shields the Arab region from Iranian ambitions, achieves the desired peace, and emerges from the crisis of war,’ he said.