Sana'a Government Official Decries IMF Funding of Saudi-Backed Forces, Pushes for UN to Help Provide a Fair Economic Solution

Sana'a Government Official Decries IMF Funding of Saudi-Backed Forces, Pushes for UN to Help Provide a Fair Economic Solution

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Acting Chairman of the Supreme Economic Committee, Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen, Hashem Ismail, confirmed that addressing the economic situation is the main point for any political solution.

This came during his meeting, Tuesday, with the…

Acting Chairman of the Supreme Economic Committee, Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen, Hashem Ismail, confirmed that addressing the economic situation is the main point for any political solution.

This came during his meeting, Tuesday, with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to discuss the economic situation and efforts to alleviate the suffering people of Yemen resulting from the aggression and blockade.

Hashem Ismail also stressed the need for the UN assessment of the economic situation in Yemen to be fair, to contribute to finding appropriate solutions that achieve the aspirations of the people of Yemen and alleviate its suffering.

He warned of the repercussions the recent escalation of US, Saudi aggression, indicating that this would directly affect any serious talks for a political solution.

He pointed out that the demands of the national leadership, do not include any political goals, but rather adopt, the rightful demands of the people of Yemen.

He expressed his disappointment with the approval of the International Monetary Fund last November to grant withdrawal units to the Pro-Saudi backed government, amounting to 300 million dollars.

He pointed out that the Fund’s continuation in granting Pro-Saudi backed government of withdrawal units will affect its relations with the Central Bank in Sana’a, noting that these amounts are a right of the people.

Hashim Ismail also touched on the issue of Safer Reservoir, noting that since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding last March, which is 18 months long, there has been no progress on the ground.

He also reaffirmed readiness to work seriously with the UN envoy to address the economic situation in Yemen.