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Diplomatic Representation for Yemen

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
September 8, 1997

(Formerly Yemen Arab Republic and People's Democratic Republic of Yemen)  



December 6, 1950LEGATION OPENED
December 6, 1950Sayed Abdurraham Ibn Abdussamed Abu-Taleb, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
October 16, 1957Assayed Ahmad Ali Zabarah, Charge d'Affaires
February 1, 1963LEGATION RAISED TO EMBASSY - At same time American Legation at Taiz was raised to Embassy status in Yemen
June 14, 1963Mohsin A. Alaini, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 24, 1963Amb. E. and P.
N.B.- Announcement that Ambassador Alaini was discharged was followed three days later by letter from him on September 20, 1966 to SecState. He is now in exile.
February 3, 1967Abdul Aziz Futiah, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 7, 1967Amb. E. and P.
(NOTE: No letter of Recall was presented - checked with Legal and under circumstances, Legal advised none necessary -per Mr. Mitchell)
April 16, 1973Yahya H. Geghman, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 14, 1973Amb. E. & P.
August 17, 1974Mr. Ahmad Ali Zabarah, Counselor, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
December 16, 1974Dr. Hasan Makki, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 20, 1974Amb. E. and P.
December 31, 1975Mr. Ibrahim M. Alkibsi, First Secretary, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
May 4, 1976Yahya M. al-Mutawakkil, Appt., Amb. E. and P.
May 21, 1976Amb. E. and P.
September 14, 1981Mohammad Abdallah al-Iryani, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
October 26, 1981Amb. E. and P.
October 4, 1984Mohsin Ahmed Alaini - Appt.
December 10, 1984Amb. E. and P.
August 20, 1997Abdulwahab Abdullah Al Hajjri
September 8, 1997Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


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