YEMEN Press Agency

Deputy PM calls for paying attention to agriculture, industry

SANAA, Dec. 5 (YPA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dr. Hussein Maqboli, on Wednesday stressed the need to pay attention to the agriculture and industry.

During a ministerial meeting held in Sanaa to, Maqboli said that the agricultural sector takes up 30 percent of the value of imports, despite the fact that Yemen has large agricultural areas, of which only a very small percentage is cultivated.

Maqboli pointed to the need to diversify the sources of income and not rely on oil mainly.

The meeting reviewed an economic report submitted by the Ministry of Finance to the Cabinet on the economic situation under the aggression war and siege and their impact on the financial situation.

The real reasons that led to the aggravation of the economic crisis in the country were also discussed in the meeting.