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Yemen’s Prime Minister Says New Cabinet to Be Formed in ‘Days’

November 29, 2011

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Yemen’s Mohamed Salem Basindwah, who was chosen to lead a national unity government after President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to relinquish power, said a new cabinet will be formed within “days.”

Making fuel, electricity and cooking gas available for the population will be among the new administration’s priorities, Basindwah told reporters today in the capital, Sana’a.

Yemen plans to set up a fund for development projects and has requested assistance from countries in the Gulf, Basindwah said. Gulf states have also been asked to present plans for the development of Sana’a and the cities of Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and Hodiedah, he said.

--With assistance from Ladane Nasseri in Dubai. Editors: Ben Holland, Heather Langan.

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