Ambassador Jamal Al-Sallal has a Master’s in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.Sc. in Commerce and Economics from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He has devoted his life as a career diplomat to the Republic of Yemen.
The appointment as Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to Canada in November 2016, brings him full circle as, in his first posting in 1986 to 1991; he was responsible for Yemeni-Canadian affairs at the Yemen Embassy in Washington, DC. He has held numerous diplomatic posts including Deputy to the Ambassador at the Arab League (in Cairo), Director for North American and Canadian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then Vice-chairman of the Department of North and South America. He served as Consul-General to Mumbai, India, Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, U.A.E, Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, non-resident Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, following which he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Yemen.
Over the course of his career, he has Chaired and participated in many international and regional Conferences. He has also presented numerous research papers on economic development and strategic and foreign policy issues. Ambassador Al-Sallal speaks fluent Arabic and English and is married with three children.