Yemen's Future: The Road Towards Stability and Development
HE Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Foreign Minister, Republic of Yemen
Chair: Victor Henderson, Former British Ambassador to Yemen
The attempted airline bomb on Christmas Day - believed to be planned in Yemen - has turned international attention on the latest 'safe-haven' for al-Qaeda. Ahead of the UK government's Yemen summit at the end of January, Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi will discuss his country's efforts to counter terrorism, promote inward investment and encourage reform.
This event will also mark the launch of the Chatham House Yemen Forum, a new project that seeks to support governments to form policies that directly address the root causes of poverty, conflict and poor governance in Yemen.