|Name Abu al-Qirbi|
|President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi|
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Education University of Edinburgh
Dr Abu Bakr Al Qirbi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yemen, speaks at the 7th IISS Manama Dialogue
Abu Bakr Abdullah al-Qirbi (Arabic: أبو بكر القربي) is a Yemeni diplomat who was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen from 2001 to 2014.
- Dr Abu Bakr Al Qirbi Minister of Foreign Affairs Yemen speaks at the 7th IISS Manama Dialogue
- Foreign honours
On 13 December 2009, al-Qirbi urged Iran's government to crack down on Iranian groups who he accused of aiding Houthi rebels in northern Yemen, holding the Iranian government partly to blame. According to al-Qirbi, "religious (Shiite) circles and groups in Iran are providing aid to the Houthis"; however, Iran repeatedly denied such accusations.
Following the anti-government protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh dismissed all members of the Cabinet of Yemen on March 20, 2011. They were to remain as serving members until a new government was formed.
On 4 October 2016, during the Civil War, he is appointed as foreign minister in the Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour's cabinet.