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Who Is The New British Ambassador To Yemen?

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Edmund Fitton-Brown ,new Uk’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

UK appoints Mr. Edmund Fitton-Brown as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen in succession to Ms Jane Marriott, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Fitton-Brown will take up his appointment during February 2015. Whilst operations at the British Embassy in Sana’a remain suspended, Mr Fitton-Brown will be based outside Yemen at a location in the region.

Mr Fitton-Brown joined the FCO in 1984. In his last appointment, he was Counsellor in Dubai. He has had previous postings in Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, Rome and Helsinki.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen, Mr Fitton-Brown said :

I am honoured to be appointed. These are challenging times for Yemen and I look forward to working closely with Yemeni stakeholders and other Friends of Yemen to help the country build a platform for a more secure and prosperous future.


Full nameEdmund Fitton-Brown
2011 – 2014Dubai, Counsellor
2009 – 2011Language training (Italian), followed by Rome, Counsellor
2006 – 2009FCO, Department Head, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2005 – 2006Riyadh, Counsellor
2003 – 2005Cairo, Counsellor
2001 – 2003FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
1998 – 2001Kuwait, First Secretary
1996 – 1998FCO, Middle East Department
1993 – 1996Cairo, First Secretary
1992 – 1993FCO, Middle East Department
1990 – 1992Language training (Arabic)
1989 – 1990FCO, Information Department
1986 – 1989Finnish language training, followed by Helsinki (Third, later Second Secretary)
1984 – 1986FCO, China Desk
1984Joined FCO

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