US Department of State has requested Yemen’s Embassy in Washington D.C to submit a “Notification of Termination” of Ahmed Binmubark’s status as Yemen’s Ambassador to the United States.
Binmubark was Yemen’s Ambassador to the U.S. before becoming Yemen’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in December 2020. Since then, Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not appointed a new ambassador to the U.S
“In accordance with Department criteria accreditation policy, the acceptance of a bilateral Chief of Mission is granted on the general premise that the diplomatic agent will reside and perform their duties on a full-time basis at the assigned Embassy in Washington D.C,” said a letter sent to Yemen’s Embassy by Office of Chief of Protocol, pointing that “an Ambassador is not permitted to concurrently serve as a Minister of Foreign Affairs.”
The Department of State required the Yemeni Embassy to submit a “Notification of Termination” with regard to the status of Binmubark as Yemen Ambassador to the USA.
It added that the submission has to be made “via eGov no later than June 30, 2021”, as it requested the Embassy to submit a “Notification of Change” in eGov.
The circulated letter has sparked outrage and dismay with the poor diplomatic performance of the Yemeni government, whose most cabinet members perform their duties from outside the country.