Republic of Yemen
Before 1990, Brazil maintained diplomatic relations both with the Yemen Arab Republic and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen. Front the merger of the two republics in the establishment of the Republic of Yemen, in 1990, the Embassy of Brazil in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) became cumulatively responsible for representing the Brazilian government before Yemeni authorities.
Since 2012, Brazil participates in the ‘Friends of Yemen’ group, which brings together around 50 countries with the objective of raising international support to help the country cope with the many challenges it faces in economic, political, financial and security issues.
Bilateral trade has grown steadily in recent years (with the exception of 2011, as a result of the ‘Arab Spring’ events) registering surpluses for Brazil.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1963 – Brazilian military personnel integrate the United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM), aimed at monitoring the demilitarized zone between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
1984 – Brazil establishes diplomatic relations with the Yemen Arab Republic and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, in New York (May 7)
1990 – Merging of the two Republics into the Republic of Yemen (May 22). The Embassy of Brazil in Riyadh becomes concurrently accredited to the Republic of Yemen.
2012 – Brazil joins the ‘Friends of Yemen’ group and participates in the ministerial meetings in Riyadh (May) and New York (September)
2012 – Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemenite Tawakkol Karman, is received in audience by President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasília (November 7)
2013 – Brazil participates in ministerial meeting of the ‘Friends of Yemen,’ in London (March) and New York (September)
2014 – Signature of Bilateral Technical Cooperation Agreement (August 6)