Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed

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Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed
Prime Minister of Yemen
Assumed office
18 October 2018*
PresidentAbdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
(until 7 April 2022)
PLC ChairmanRashad al-Alimi
(since 7 April 2022)
Preceded byAhmed Obeid bin Daghr
Personal details
Born1976 (age 45–46)
Ta'izz, North Yemen
*Saeed's term has been disputed by Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour.

Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed (Arabic: مَعِيِن عبد الملك سَعِيِد الصَّبْرِي; born 1976)[1] is a Yemeni politician who has been the prime minister of Yemen since 18 October 2018.[2] He previously served as the minister of public works in Bin Dagher's cabinet.

Education[edit]

Saeed has a PhD in architecture and design theories.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Saeed was an architect and a technocratic figure, who 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 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.[3]

Prime Minister of Yemen[edit]

On October 18, 2018, Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi sacked Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking Yemen. Saeed was appointed in his place, making him the youngest prime minister in Yemen's history.[3][4]

On 7 April 2022, President Hadi handed power to a Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) chaired by Rashad al-Alimi[5] The PLC has continued Saeed's appointment as Prime Minister.

2020 airport attack[edit]

On December 30, 2020, a plane carrying Saeed and other members of the newly Yemeni formed government, landed at the Aden International Airport from Saudi Arabia. During the plane's landing, bombs exploded at the airport and gunmen then opened fire. At least 25 people were killed and more than 110 others were wounded. Saeed was taken to safety.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "السيرة الذاتية لرئيس الوزراء الجديد". وكالة الانباء اليمنية Saba Net :: سبأ نت. Retrieved Dec 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Yemen war: President Hadi sacks his prime minister amid humanitarian crisis".
  3. ^ a b "PROFILE: Who is Yemen's new Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed?". Al Arabiya English. Oct 16, 2018. Retrieved Dec 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "معين عبد الملك: رئيس وزراء لا شأن له بالسياسة". www.alaraby.co.uk/. Retrieved Dec 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Al-Sakani, Ali (19 April 2022). "Yemen inaugurates new presidential council". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 8 May 2022. Yemen’s Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, along with other senior government officials, had also arrived in Aden, which serves as Yemen’s temporary capital, before the swearing-in ceremony.
  6. ^ Magdy | AP, Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy. "Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110". Retrieved Dec 30, 2020 – via www.washingtonpost.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110". Associated Press. 30 December 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Yemen
2018–present
Incumbent