British Embassy opens its new door [Archives:2007/1016/Local News]

January 15 2007

SANA'A, Jan. 13 ) The British Embassy in Yemen inaugurated its new premises in Sana'a on Jan. 10.

In the frame of his 3-day visit to Yemen, the U.K. Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Kim Howells, officially opened the new embassy's premises.

The new building, designed by the British Company Design Engine and built by the British Contractor Gibs, is one of the most modern diplomatic premises in the Yemeni capital.

The new embassy, near the Movenpick, replaces the old rented buildings Hadda St. It is one of the British Embassies to be completed following a review of security by the Foreign and Commonwealth office a few years ago.

“I am very pleased to be back on my second visit to Yemen to open this splendid new building. It represent the best of British design excellence