ADEN, Yemen- Yemen's newly-appointed Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, along with other high-ranking government officials arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday from Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-backed prime minister is expected to lead his government members and resume work from the temporary headquarters in Aden province, according to local observers.
"The return of the prime minister and his government will play a vital role in addressing the economic crisis, which is considered as a priority for all the people," said Hussein Hanshy, head of Aden's strategic studies.
On Oct 15, Maeen was appointed as prime minister by Yemen's President, Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, replacing his sacked predecessor, Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr. President Hadi sacked Ahmed Obeid over sharp economic crisis and currency slump, and referred him to investigation over "carelessness and failure" of his government.
Earlier in Oct, the pro-secession Southern Transitional Council, blamed the Yemeni government for rampant corruption, calling for a public uprising in the port city of Aden and other neighbouring main cities.
The southern port city of Aden, where Yemen's government is temporarily based, has been suffering from frequent power outages and lack of basic services, including water, leading to public anger against the local authorities.
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since the Shiite Houthis overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK