The former foreign minister of Yemen, Ambassador Alyemany, will be participating in an in-person conversation with the Middle East Institute's policy director, Ambassador Gerald Feierstein. The two will be discussing several issues regarding Yemen, especially the humanitarian crisis as well as Alyemany's inputs and thoughts as to the appropriate approach to the crisis and building a strong Yemen.
Ambassador Khaled H. Alyemany is the former Foreign Minister of Yemen and a career diplomat of the Yemeni Foreign Service. After a 28-year career of foreign service, with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador Alyemany resigned from his service. He is responsible for service in Kuala Lumpur, Washington DC, London, and in New York City at the UN. From July 2013 to December 2014, he served as the fifth Permanent Representative of the Republic of Yemen to the United Nations. During his time at the UN, he was elected Vice-President of the 70th General Assembly and Vice-President of the group of Least Developing Countries. By 2016, he was granted a full ministerial position in the Government of Yemen, and in 2018 he was appointed the position of Foreign Minister.
From July 2000 to June 2003, Ambassador Alyemany was a political and press officer at the Yemeni Embassy in Washington DC. During his tenure in this position, he worked on the USS Cole bombing, which was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden Harbor, and other Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in Aden in October 2000. Beyond his diplomatic and governmental career, the ambassador is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, writer, calligrapher and painter.