Foreign Secretary Confirms Appointment of New Ambassador to Yemen

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has confirmed the appointment of Michael Aron as the new Ambassador to Yemen. He will begin his new role immediately and he replaces Simon Shercliff, who has been appointed Director of National Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Aron was previously Her Majesty’s Ambassador in the Sudan.

Johnson said in a statement:

“The UK is working tirelessly to support the people of Yemen through these difficult times in their history. We are clear that a political solution to the conflict and an end to the humanitarian suffering is the only way forward if we are to see the stable and prosperous future that the people of Yemen deserve.

Michael has extensive experience serving the UK as ambassador, most recently to Sudan and Libya. I look forward to working together with him to help establish a peaceful and stable future for Yemen”.