Yemen’s legitimate government has agreed to raise the salaries of thousands of public-sector employees, including pensioners.
A cabinet meeting in Riyadh chaired by President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi late Sunday approved "a 30 percent increase in civil sector salaries, including retirees and contractors," Yemen's state-run Saba news agency reported.
In addition, it was decided to temporarily halt the import and export of luxury goods such as cars and the like.
It was also agreed to close all unlicensed currency exchanges and to link all licensed exchange branches to the central bank.
The cabinet also announced that foreign currencies will be prevented from exiting Yemen through all land, air and sea ports without official permission from the central bank.