Abdullah al-Saidi

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Abdullah al-Saidi (born 1947) is a Yemeni diplomat. He served as the Yemeni Ambassador to the United Nations from 22 July 2002 to 2011, replacing Abdullah Saleh al-Ashtal. He quit his position over the 2011 Yemeni uprising.[1] He was replaced by Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal as the Ambassador to the UN.[2]

Education[edit]

He received his BA degree in political science from Long Island University in 1975 and his MA in political science from Columbia University in 1982.

Career[edit]

He has also held important government positions, including Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2002 and member of the National Arbitration Committee with Eritrea over the Hanish Islands from 1996 to 2002.[3] In 1995, he served as Counsellor in the Office of the Foreign Minister. From 1986 to 1988, he was Director of the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Office. In 1997, he was a member of the Yemeni delegation to the United Nations Mission.[4] He also served as foreign minister from 2014 to 2015.

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has three children.

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