Today, Monday, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak stressed Yemen’s urgent need for an urgent financial deposit for the Central Bank of Aden.
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he called on Yemen to support efforts to strengthen the capabilities of the national economy and stop the deterioration of the national currency through many measures, including the disbursement of aid funds, programs and various projects for all organizations and agencies operating in Yemen through The Central Bank of Yemen.
He called on the international community to exert more pressure on the Houthis to supply the sums collected to the Central Bank to pay the salaries of the civil sector regularly and to stop imposing exorbitant levies under various names such as the war effort and financing its multiple religious occasions, and looting the sums that were supplied to the salary account in the Central Bank, Hodeidah branch. Under the supervision of the United Nations, which exceeded 60 billion Yemeni riyals.
He did not hesitate to renew his emphasis on “the urgent need for a financial support package for Yemen, including urgently providing a financial deposit to the Central Bank of Yemen to prevent further collapse of the Yemeni economy and the national currency and the exacerbation of economic burdens on the Yemeni citizen.”
He pointed out that Yemen has been living in difficult economic and humanitarian conditions since the Houthi militia coup against constitutional legitimacy. With the deterioration of the national economy, the decline in job opportunities and the deterioration of the national currency exchange rate, the economy has shrunk by more than 50 percent during the past seven years, and over time, the weak purchasing power of citizens has become the biggest motive. at risk of starvation that threatens millions of Yemenis.
He noted the great efforts made by the Yemeni government to mitigate the devastating economic effects of the war, but they remain insufficient.
He considered that supporting the economy, strengthening resilience and creating job opportunities remain the best and most sustainable solutions.
This comes in the wake of the accelerating collapse of the Yemeni riyal and the interruption of the salaries of state employees in the capital, Sanaa, and the governorates under the control of the Houthi rebels, for more than five years, which led to the worst humanitarian crisis in history; According to UN estimates.