New Yemeni PM Welcome

New Yemeni PM Welcome
New Yemeni PM Welcome

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of a new Yemeni prime minister, expressing hope that the move could help promote stability and security in the Arab country.

Afkham also urged all Yemeni political parties "to adhere to their commitments", IRNA reported.

Yemen's Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Khalid Bahah, a former oil minister and envoy to the UN, as the country's new prime minister on Monday just days after Houthis rejected another of his nominees.  The Shiite Muslim Houthi group which controls the capital welcomed the move.

On September 21, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels signed a UN-brokered agreement aimed at ending the weeks-long political crisis which had gripped the country. Hadi agreed to reverse unpopular fuel subsidy cuts, form a new national government, and appoint advisers nominated by the rebels and the separatist movement in the south after the Houthis took control of capital Sanaa.

The new prime minister is expected to form a government in coming weeks.