Al-Mithaq [Archives:2007/1042/Press Review]

April 16 2007

April 9
Main Headlines

– Saleh: The new cabinet should wage fierce war against corruption and corrupt individuals

– Bajammal authorizes monitoring authority to assess ruling party institutions

– Saudi Interior Minister praises Yemen for security cooperation

– Parliament discusses International Criminal Court

– Health Minister visits victims of Amran mosque arson fire

– Boosting investment, creating more job opportunities and improving living standards of people tops the government's agenda, PM declares

The weekly paper reported that the new cabinet, under Prime Minster Ali Mohammed Mujawar, is expected to forward its platform to Parliament next week. In the meantime, a ministerial committee, made up of many cabinet members, was formed on Saturday to prepare the platform. President Ali Abdullah Saleh chaired the first meeting of the new cabinet on Saturday after the new ministers were sworn in before Saleh in the Presidential Palace.

During the meeting, Saleh highlighted the top priority tasks of the new government. “The new cabinet has many great tasks ahead and it must perform them on due time,” said Saleh. “The platform of the PGC presidential candidate is one of the top priority duties the cabinet must do.” The President warned against the intervention of other personalities in the government's affairs and responsibilities.