SOAS, London, 04/02/2015
MBI Al Jaber Foundation supports The Second British Yemeni Society (BYS) Annual Lecture.
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation was pleased to continue support for the British Yemeni Society by funding the reception following the Society’s second annual lecture ‘Yemen: The Fight for Stability and Hope’ which was delivered by the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, UK Government Special Envoy to Yemen and Oman, at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, on 4th February.
|Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP and Julian Lush, Vice Chairman of the British-Yemeni Society
||Carolyn Perry, Director of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation with Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent at the BBC
The event was co-hosted by the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) and attended by VIPs, dignitaries, members of the British-Yemeni Society, invited guests and members of the public.
In 2014, Sir Alan was appointed the British government’s Special Envoy to Yemen in which role he works to help deliver the government’s Yemen Strategy, including security, stability and development objectives. He has previously played a key role in Britain’s relations with Yemen during his period as Minister of State in the Department of International Aid from 2010 to 2014.
The well-attended lecture was followed by a full half an hour of question time involving a well-informed and knowledgeable audience, and then by the reception sponsored by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.
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