Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen
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Edmund Fitton-Brown has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.
Mr Edmund Fitton-Brown has been appointed 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 name||Edmund Fitton-Brown|
|2011 - 2014||Dubai, Counsellor|
|2009 - 2011||Language training (Italian), followed by Rome, Counsellor|
|2006 – 2009||FCO, Department Head, Middle East and North Africa Directorate|
|2005 - 2006||Riyadh, Counsellor|
|2003 - 2005||Cairo, Counsellor|
|2001 – 2003||FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate|
|1998 - 2001||Kuwait, First Secretary|
|1996 – 1998||FCO, Middle East Department|
|1993 - 1996||Cairo, First Secretary|
|1992 – 1993||FCO, Middle East Department|
|1990 - 1992||Language training (Arabic)|
|1989 – 1990||FCO, Information Department|
|1986 - 1989||Finnish language training, followed by Helsinki (Third, later Second Secretary)|
|1984 – 1986||FCO, China Desk|
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