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Name  Abu al-Qirbi

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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.


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.

Foreign honours

  •  Italy
  • Two Sicilian Royal Family: Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Francis I
  • References

    Abu Bakr al-Qirbi Wikipedia