Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh is expected to speak on television within days, three weeks after being hospitalized in Riyadh following his bomb blast injury, a senior Yemeni official said on Tuesday. A team from Yemeni television headed to Riyadh on Monday to carry out an interview with the president, expected to be aired after Thursday," the deputy information minister, Abdo al-Janadi, told AFP.
"In this interview, Saleh will address the Yemeni people to reassure them about his health," conveyed Janadi.
The ruling General People's Congress party, on its website almotamar.net, said Saleh in his interview would address "the coming phase in Yemen and the steps expected for political reform."
Upon his return from the Saudi capital, Saleh's advisor Abdel Karim al-Iriani said on Monday that the president was in "good health and spirits." According to him, he had discussed "several national issues" with Saleh who gave him the "necessary directives."