Yemeni Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf had on Thursday warned of the repercussions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) providing financial facilities, grants, or any financial support to the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi puppet government, in which corruption is rampant.
This came in letters sent by Sharaf to Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the Security Council, the Special Envoy to Yemen, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the foreign ministers of a number of countries interested in the situation in Yemen.
In the letters, the Foreign Minister called on all friendly countries and international and regional organisations to intervene with the leadership of the World Bank and IMF in order to create a strong mechanism to supervise and monitor the disbursement of any funds allocated to Yemen.
Sharaf affirmed that the Hadi’s government has no influence on the ground and does not take into account humanitarian reasons that may push many countries and international and regional organisations to provide aid and financial facilities to the Yemeni people.”
He pointed out that these financial aid and facilities will in all probability simply be deposited in personal accounts of individuals or companies affiliated with Hadi’s government.
The Foreign Minister stressed that neither National Salvation Government in Sana’a, or any future national government that will be formed after the war ends, will accept any responsibility for the loss of IMF or World Bank funds due to corrupt practices perpetrated by the Hadi puppet government.