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U.S. Ambassador to Yemen to visit the Yemeni-American community in New York & Michigan

The Public Affairs Officer of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Mr. David Staples said that the United States Ambassador to Yemen, Mr. Gerald Feierstein will be visiting the Yemeni American community in New York and Detroit area this month in an interviewed by the Yemeni American News Editor-In-Chief, Rasheed Alnozili. The Ambassador will be in Detroit Monday the 24th and will visit the New York community the next day. The purpose of the visit is to explain and clarify the policy of the United States in Yemen as well as some issues related to consular affairs. There will be a town hall meeting with the Ambassador to be held that Monday in Dearborn.

Community-wise, the Yemeni American Benevolent Association called for a meeting last Saturday [ January 8th, 2010 ] to representatives of Yemeni American organizations and social figures to arrange the visit for the Ambassador. A committee was chosen to organize the event. The commuinty Meeting will held at the Greenfield Manor in, Dearborn,MI 48126 at 6.00 PM

Ambassador Gerald Michael Feierstein

Gerald M. Feierstein was sworn in on September 17, 2010, as the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Ambassador Feierstein, a specialist in Near East and South Asian Affairs, entered the Foreign Service in June 1975 and has served overseas in eight postings: Islamabad (1976-1978), Tunis (1983-1985), Riyadh (1985-1987), Peshawar (1989-1992), Muscat (1995-1998), Jerusalem (1998-2001), Beirut (2003-2004), and Islamabad (2008-2010).

In Washington, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Coordinator for Programs in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism from 2006-2008. Earlier, he served as Desk Officer for Nepal, Pakistan and Egypt; Deputy Director in the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs; Director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs; and as Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the Near East Bureau.

Ambassador Feierstein holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Point Park College and an M.A. in International Relations from Duquesne University. He is married to the former Mary Gill and is the father of three children: Adam, Anne and Sara.

Source: Yemeni American News