SANA'A, Oct. 09 (Saba) - The government and donor countries and organizations held an expanded meeting on Tuesday in Sana'a.
The meeting attended by British Minister of International Development Alan Duncan the aimed to set up the executive mechanism of the mutual accountability framework document, which identifies the government and donors' commitment towards the outcomes of the Riyadh donor meeting and the 4th meeting of the Friends of Yemen in New York, both were held in September.
Opening the meeting, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa'adi said that the executive mechanism is an important step to follow up the implementation of the donor and friends of Yemen meetings' outcomes.
He said that the government has approved, after the Riyadh meeting, the mutual accountability framework aiming to accelerate the allocation of the donors' funding to the projects included in the phased program of economic and social development 2012 - 2014.
"Due to the lack of time in the transitional stage, the government has adopted a fast track to utilize the donors' funding based on more efficient mechanisms and quick finance and implementation of projects."
In addition, a higher ministerial steering committee and aide technical committee of the involved government bodies were formed to follow up the implementation of the donors meetings' outcomes, al-Sa'adi said.
The British Minister reiterated his country's readiness to offer all kind of support to help the Yemeni government address the urgent challenges in the transitional stage.
Duncan hailed the Riyadh and New York meetings' outcomes, urging donors to quickly allocate their funding to enable the Yemeni government to carry out the priority projects in the transitional stage.
The mutual accountability framework contains five key goals agreed to be implemented in the transitional stage. It obliges the government to carry out a selected package of priority developmental reforms and the donors to support and allocate the required funding in less than a three-month timeframe.