The Delegation of the European Union to Yemen has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Yemen.
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The EU Delegation in Sana'a is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world.
The EU seeks to develop a closer relationship with Yemen in order to enhance political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation, development cooperation, respond to humanitarian needs and to encourage the reform and state building processes.
The first Head of Delegation, Ambassador Michele Cervone d'Urso, handed over his credentials to President Ali Abdulah Saleh on 13 December 2009 as the first resident EU Head of Delegation with the diplomatic title of Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.
Relations between the EU and Yemen are currently governed by a Cooperation Agreement which was signed in 1998. Central to the EU's approach to Yemen is the Country Strategy Paper 2007 – 2013 and Multiannual Programme 2011 – 2011. The EU response concentrates on three main areas:
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