Indonesia Temporarily Closes Embassy in Yemen for Safety Reasons
Date 25 Juli 2019
Following the prolonged conflicts and dangerous political and security situation in Yemen, the Indonesian Government has temporarily closed its Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a and stopped its operation.
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on 17 July 2019 signed Presidential Decree Number 18 of 2019 on the Temporary Closing of Indonesian Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.
Following this closure, tasks and functions of the Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa will be carried out by Indonesian Embassy in Muscat, Oman.
Consequently, budget allocated for the Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa will be stopped. The staff will also be relocated to Indonesian Embassy in Muscat, Oman, according to the Presidential Decree
The Decree also states that the embassy will be re-opened once the situation in Yemen improves. (Pusdatin/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas