Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre congratulated Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak on his appointment as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen.

“H.E. Prime Minister @HamzaAbdiBarre extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak on his appointment as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen, wishing continued progress and prosperity for the sisterly Yemen under his wise leadership”, Office of the Prime Minister said on X post.

Bin Mubarak is a seasoned politician who previously served as chief of staff under former President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in 2014. That same year, he was offered the position of prime minister but declined.

Since late 2014, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war between Iran-backed Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces. The Houthis seized control of key northern regions, including the capital Sanaa.

Bin Mubarak himself was briefly kidnapped by the Houthi group in 2015. After his release, he went on to serve as Yemen’s Ambassador to the United States, followed by Foreign Minister starting in 2020.

In a statement, Bin Mubarak said he assumed the new role “with determination to achieve tangible results for the Yemeni people during these difficult times,” calling for unity and efforts between the government and state institutions to serve the nation responsibly.

Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak who was the Minister of foreign Affairs of Yemen arrived in the capital Mogadishu on January 20, 2023 and laid down the foundation of the building of Yemeni embassy in Mogadishu at the time.

Source: Mogadishu24/ agency

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