PROFILE: Who is Yemen’s new Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed?

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Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed who was appointed as Yemen's new prime minister, replacing Ahmed bin Dagher, was born in Taiz, and he has a PhD in philosophy of architecture and design theories.

He had assumed the post of minister of public works in Bin Dagher’s cabinet.

Saeed, an architect and a technocratic figure, worked in an advisory group in Cairo in the field of planning and construction. He also worked as assistant professor in the Engineering Faculty at Thamar University.

Saeed, whose name emerged during the national dialogue conference, participated with the governmental delegation in consultation rounds with Houthi militias in the first Geneva conference and in the Swiss city of Biel and in Kuwait.

He has balanced relations with the different Yemeni political parties. Appointing him as premier represents the beginning of a new phase to strengthen the front of the legitimate government in confronting the Houthis and resolving economic challenges.

On Monday, Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sacked Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country,

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