Prime Minister Dr Ma'een Abdulmalik chaired Sunday a meeting of the Committee on Treasury Bonds which established a republic decree no 18 of 1995.
The meeting devoted to discuss a request by Finance Ministry for issuing treasury bonds, certificates of deposit with a total cost 100 billion Yemeni Rial (YR) to cover the budget's deficit from non-inflationary sources.
Minister of Finance Ahmed Al-Fadhli cited fiscal challenges facing public finance due to scarce sources and risks of overdrafts. He also pointed out to the decision of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) about the request of Finance Ministry in which it asked authorization to the CBY to get a loan totaling 100 billion (YR) from non-inflationary sources by issuing certificates of deposit at rate profit 27% and Government's bonds with 17% profit as well as contracts of power of attorney addressed to Islamic banks.
Governor of the CBY presented a report about the government fiscal liability in the CBY. He also notified the government about measures to be taken by the CBY at the beginning of 2019 concerning to overdrafts and the importance of taking practical steps to gradually bring down public debt, particularly by the CBY.
The Prime Minister urged full transparency about public finance by making all financial data public.
He also ordered to provide the Council of Ministers with a detailed report at its first meeting.