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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Yemen announces its first budget since 2014

Prime minister promises salaries will be paid regularly

The Yemeni government has announced its budget for 2018 - the first since the 2014 coup by Houthi militias backed by Iran, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), reported.

During a meeting in Aden to prepare the fiscal budget with Yemen's Higher Committee, prime minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said this year's budget would be better than the one in 2014, despite the country's difficult conditions.

He stressed the importance of paying salaries and wages regularly to civilian and military employees and of overcoming the obstacles faced during the past fiscal year.