Minister of Foreign Affairs

Yemen, Russia discuss encouragement of investment and tourism

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Sunday with Russian Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media and head of the Russian side in the Yemeni-Russian joint committee, Alexei Volin.
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During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries in all areas and ways to boost them, especially with regard encouragement o investments and tourism between the two countries and the cooperating in combating terrorism.

In the meeting, al-Qirbi expressed Yemen’s appreciation for the Russian positions in support of Yemen.

In turn, the Russian official confirmed his country’s support to the Yemeni leadership and government in the ongoing political process.

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Yemen, Iran discuss bilateral cooperation

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi discussed here on Tuesday with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them.
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The meeting also touch on the current developments at the local and international arenas.

In the meeting, al-Qirbi underlined the importance of building distinct relations between the two countries, pointing to the need to live up these relations to the required level in order to maintain the safety and security of Yemen and the region in general.

In turn, the Iranian official confirmed his country’s keenness to develop the relations between the two countries, indicating to his country’s readiness to provide support to Yemen during the current transition period.

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Yemen, Algeria review arrangements for NAM meeting

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Tuesday with Algerian ambassador to Yemen Abdul-Qader Hejazi.
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At the meeting, al-Qirbi and Hejazi discussed the underway arrangements for the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries to be held in Algeria late in May.

They stressed the importance of coordinating the two countries’ positions and holding a consultation session between Yemen and Algeria on the sidelines of the NAM meeting.

They also reviewed the current political situations in the two countries and the developments of the political process in Yemen.

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FM meets Omani chargé d’affaires

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Tuesday with Omani chargé d’affaires to Yemen Salim al-Sinani.
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At the meeting, al-Qirbi and al-Sinani discussed the cooperation relations between the two brotherly countries and ways of enhancing them.

Al- Sinani conveyed the Omani leadership’s congratulations on the occasion of 24th anniversary of Yemen’s Unification Day.

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FM: Yemen is on cusp of new phase, federal state and constitution

Foreign Minister Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said that Yemen is now on the cusp of a new phase, a federal state and a new constitution.
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The Foreign Minister pointed out in Yemen’s speech, which he delivered on Tuesday during the opening of the Economic Forum and Arab Cooperation with Central Asia and Azerbaijan hosted by the Saudi capital Riyadh, that Yemen had made great strides towards achieving the Yemeni people’s aspirations represented in reform , democracy, freedom, equal citizenship and decent living, especially after the great transformations witnessed by Yemen and the Arab world during the past few years.

He noted that, since the start of the transitional phase and the signing of the Gulf initiative in 2011, the Yemeni government strived to implement the initiative’s items and move for...

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Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi on BBC HARDtalk

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi on BBC HARDtalk

 

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FM sends letter to South African Int’l Relations Minister

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation received on Wednesday a letter from Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi.
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The letter was handed over by Yemeni chargé d’affaires in Pretoria Najib al-Jaboubi to South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. It dealt with coordinating the two countries’ attitudes and efforts to support the Palestinian cause.

They also discussed the bilateral relation between Yemen and South Africa and ways of enhancing cooperation in fields of economy and trade exchange.

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EU official confirms continuation of Union’s support to Yemen

Charge d’Affaires of the EU mission in Sana’a Christian Weitz confirmed that the EU would continue to support Yemen and that the terrorist attacks would not affect the relations between the two sides.
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Foreign Minister Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi in his meeting on Tuesday with the EU Charge d’Affaires touched on the terrorist incident that targeted two French nationals working for the EU’s mission in Sana’a yesterday and led to the killing of one and wounding the other.

The minister renewed the Yemeni government’s condemnation of the terrorist operation that harms the reputation and interests of Yemen, which comes in conjunction with the military crackdown carried out by the armed forces against al-Qaida.

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FM meets French ambassador

Foreign Minister Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met on Tuesday with the French ambassador to Yemen Franck Gellet .
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The meeting touched on the terrorist incident that targeted two French nationals working for the European Union Mission in Sana’a yesterday and led to the killing of one and wounding the other, as well as the ongoing efforts by the Interior Ministry to track down the perpetrators and bring them to trial.

Dr. al-Qirbi reiterated the Yemeni government’s condemnation of this terrorist operation, which comes in conjunction with the military campaign carried out by the armed forces against al-Qaida.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister expressed his condolences to the French government and the victims’ families, wishing speedy recovery for the injured who is receiving treatment in a ho...

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FM receives credentials of DPRK’s non-resident ambassador

Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi received on Tuesday a copy of credentials of the newly-appointed non-resident ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Yemen.
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During the meeting, they discussed the cooperation relations between the two countries and ways of boosting them.

Al-Qirbi expressed Yemen’s hope that the Korean friends would succeed in laying the foundations of security and stability in the Korean Peninsula.

in Turn, the Korean ambassador confirmed the support of his country’s government to the security , unity and stability of Yemen , praising the efforts of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in building the new Yemen.

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