Remarks by
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al-Saidi
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Republic of Yemen

Introduced by
Ms. Danya Greenfield
Acting Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

With the conclusion of Yemen’s multi-stakeholder National Dialogue Conference two months ago, the transition process moves into its next stage with constitution-drafting, voter registration and ultimately national elections.  Yet the day-to-day quality of life and economic opportunity has yet to improve for millions of Yemenis still struggling to survive.  The international community has pledged $7.9 billion in assistance, but Yemen's economy continues to struggle with high rates of unemployment, widespread poverty, energy crises, and poor infrastructure.  Dr. Mohammed Al-Saidi will discuss how the government plans to address these issues, where gains have been made to date, and what the government considers its most immediate economic priorities.

The event will be followed by a reception.

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