New Trade Minister sworn in

SANA'A, Jan. 23 (Saba) - The newly-appointed Minister of Industry and Trade Hisham Sharaf took Sunday the constitutional oath before President Ali Abdullah Saleh.The President Saleh directed the new minister to trigger the work of the ministry to realize the stability in foodstuff provision, prevent price manipulation and monopoly, monitor the specifications, standards and quality as well as activating the industrial areas.Sharaf was assigned on Saturday as Minister of Trade and Industry in accordance to the republican decree No. 12 for 2011.Sharaf was a Deputy Minister of Planning and International CooperationSA/AF