Written By: Fares Anam
Article Date: Sep 1, 2012 - 7:57:57 PM
Ministry of Expatriate Affairs launched a sharp attack on Yemeni TV channel “Yemen Today” on Monday.
The channel is known to be owned by son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The ministry described its work as sedition work allocated to the distortion and abusing Yemen and Gulf Countries.
Minister of Expatriate Affairs, Mujahid Al-Quhali, denied the allegation of his dismissal from the General People’s Congress party in a brief statement during a press conference. “I don’t know where these reports come from, and I still have my membership with GPC party,” he said.
The Minister accused the TV channel of fabricating lies and attempting to tarnish the image of the Minister of Expatriate Affairs Gen. Al-Quhali and what he had done during the last period, and sow discord between the ministry and expatriates living abroad.
The press statement also accused “Yemen Today” of trying to abuse a number of allied nations, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to intensifying information campaigns aimed at impeding reforms in the ministry.
“It was expected from the TV channel that has been devoted to distortion, fear mongering, fishing in troubled waters, and abuse of neighboring countries such as Saudi Arabia, which has started to open a new page of hope and aspiration, promising a bright future for the Yemeni laborers in Saudi Arabia,” read the statement.
The statement listed tasks carried out by Minister al-Quhali during his term as Minister of Expatriate Affairs, in addition to some of the tasks that ordered by the Council of Ministers to carry out during the coming period in a bid to repair bad situations experienced by the ministry during the past years and repair their relationship with Yemenis expatriates living abroad.
“Ministry of Expatriate Affairs is determined to challenge the reality and overcome difficulties and not to pay attention to the past and work under the guidance of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Government of National Unity headed by Mohammed Salem Basendwah, whatever the obstacles are” read the statement. “It is that hatred, criticism and sabotage is not enough to get in the way of this great work and its great creators.”
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